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One of the most beautiful runner beans on the market, Butlers will grace your garden with a host of scarlet flowers. Although some people use this variety strictly as an ornamental, Butler runner beans are excellent-tasting green beans, providing the summer gardener with abundant, stringless pods.
Butler Runner Bean Seeds
Butler runner beans are an early, compact (growing to approximately 25cm (10") long) runner bean, with the plants providing a high yield of long, smooth, stringless pods. The seeds themselves are a lovely shade of purple and the scarlet flowers will brighten up any garden or allotment. This variety is also disease resistant a super-easy to grow.
Harvest runs over a long season, and being stringless, they can be eaten when young or a little more mature. Delicious in just about any bean dish, Butlers are traditionally served lightly boiled (great with either butter or oil!) or in bean salads. They’re also a great freezing bean.
Recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.
How do you grow Runner Beans from seed? Growing Butler runner beans is easy, you can sow your seeds into pots or containers. Use well-drained fertile soil, dig a 5cm hole and firmly plant your seeds. Runner bean plants grow pretty quick and the germination cycle will take about 10 days to complete.
Do Bulter runner beans like a sunny or shaded spot in the garden? Your runner beans will thrive in your garden when it is provided with about 6 hours of sun a day.
Do I need to support my Butler runner bean plant as it grows? Your Butler runner beans will require support from strings or netting as the plant grows bigger. Whether you are growing in containers or in the garden you should have the supporting frameworks installed after the germination cycle has completed.
- Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Direct to Ground
- Days to Maturity
- 75 - 95 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times