Butler

Butler

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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.

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Description

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.

Butler Details

Sun
Full
Average Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Direct to Ground
Days to Maturity
75 - 95 Days
Packet Seed Count
50
Recommended Soil pH
6.0-7.0

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