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The French bean is a must for anyone growing their own vegetables. Not only are they super easy to grow and packed with goodness (particularly protein and vitamins A and C), they also taste great, store well, and take up very little space.
Sprite French Bean Seeds
Sprite French beans are an elegant variety of dwarf broad bean bred in continental Europe. This variety produces smooth, slender, dark green pods, around 15cm long. Being a dwarf variety, the plants themselves are compact and bushy, and unlike runner beans, need no additional support. Sprite French beans are completely stringless and very tender, with a many find the flavor to be particularly fine. The yields of long, straight pods are abundant, and if you’re looking for a great container bean that freezes, you need look no further.
Super easy to grow, Sprites, once started and planted in their final growing spot, need next to no care. Like all members of the legume family, Sprite French beans leave the soil with added nitrogen. They can also withstand dry conditions better than many other bean crops.
Germination 7-14 days
Can you grow Sprite french beans from seed? Sow you Sprite 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 Sprite 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. Sprite 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 Sprite french beans? 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 Sprint French Beans require support? No, Sprite is a dwarf french bean plant meaning they are self supporting and require no staking or climbing frame.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Direct to Ground
- Days to Maturity
- 75 - 95 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
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