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A high-yielding, beautifully golden dwarf French bean with great disease resistance. Great in the allotment and in container gardens alike.
Orinoco French Bean Seeds
[60 days] Great as whole or fine-cut, Orinoco produces straight, golden-yellow pods that reach about 13cm (5”) in length. Their golden colour makes them easy to find and their dwarf habit makes them perfect for growing in containers of any kind. (No support needed.) Additionally, they do well in heavy soils and are resistant to the Bean Common Mosaic Virus, Anthracnose and Halo Blight.
Delicious lightly steamed and especially delightful in winter casseroles.
An RHS award-winning variety.
Can you grow Orinoco french beans from seed? Sow you Orinoco French bean seeds out doors 4 inches apart and 2 inches deep. You can begin sowing your seeds at the end of May and early June, covering with fine soil. Make sure you water well and create supports to minimise any damage to the new roots.
What vegetable seeds should Orinoco french beans not be planted next to? French beans should not be planted near veggies that do not do well with extra nitrogen, like tomatoes and peppers. Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2 French beans also don't grow well next to beetroot, chives, onions and garlic as these can stunt the beans stalk.
What are good companion plants for Orinoco french beans? Orinoco French beans are fantastic companions to many vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale and peas. They benefit from the extra nitrogen levels that are given to the surrounding soil from the growth of beans.
Does Orinoco French Beans require support? No, Orinoco is a dwarf french bean plant meaning they are self supporting and require no staking or climbing frame.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
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- Recommended Soil pH
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