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Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2 French Bean Seeds
  • Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2 French Bean Seeds

Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2

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Sometimes called ‘Fire-Tongue’ for its red mottling, the Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco French bean makes a great-tasting, colourful addition to any garden. Good for eating fresh or as a “pod bean” (and also as an ornamental!), these beans will add a bit of splash to both your garden and your palate.


    Phaseolus vulgaris


    75 - 95 Days


    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Plant Size

    Height Up To 45cm (17.7in) Spread Up To 30cm (11.8in)

  • Hardiness & Longevity

    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Ideal For

    Patio Kitchen Garden

  • Position In

    Full Sun


Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2 French Bean Seeds

Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco is a mid-early climbing French bean that produces long, red-mottled pods filled with cream-colored, red-splashed beans. The beans are a great, both as green pod beans (I love eating them fresh from the stalk) and as a dry bean. No matter what the use, the beans have an excellent flavour. Their colour makes them especially fun for children, and the red splashes on the pods make them particularly easy to find amongst the foliage.

The color of the beans themselves does fade upon cooking, but never fear—the excellent flavour remains. Pick young and eat whole or use the dry bean in soups, stews and casseroles.

Like all French beans, the Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco is a dwarf plant that grows well in containers and patio gardening. It is a climbing bean, however, and will need staking.

Germination 7-14 days

Common Questions

What is eating my Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco plants? Slugs are usually the main culprit when your seedlings are being eaten. You can cut the bottom off of large drink bottles and place over your plants to offer some protection whilst your French beans are established.

How do you germinate Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2? Your French beans should be sown into propagators and offered a sunny place on the windowsill to maximize germination. They need warm temperatures of about 16-30C due to colder conditions making French beans rot.

Does Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2 French Beans require support? Yes, Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2 is a climbing french bean meaning they require support or a frame just like runner beans.

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