Runner Bean Prizewinner lives up to it's name. This very popular, productive and reliable variety produces a prolific amount of long, straight, light green, tender about 30 cm long beands with a delicious, old fashioned flavour. The runner beans are almost stringless and the delicous flavour is best when the beans are cut in small pieces of about 2 cm long and then shortly cooked, steamed, stir-fried or used in soups. Even the inner purple beans or seeds can be used in soups and other disher. The plants need a sturdy support. Height: 275 - 300 cm.
|Scientific name||Phaseolus coccineus|
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|Harvesting period||augustus - oktober|
|Synonyms||eetbare bloem, eetbare bloemen|
Indoor sowing: april
Outdoor sowing: half may
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination temp.: 18 - 22ºC
Sowing depth: 3 to 4 cm
Plant position: sunny
Sow indoors in april for an early crop. Sow in individual pots 3-4 cm deep and cover the seeds with sowing soil. Keep moist and warm. Transplant them outdoors in may (avoid frosts) to 45 cm apart. Protect the seedlings againts snales, slugs and other pests.
Sow outdoors from half may on (avoid frosts) on a sunny, sheltered spot in rich well drained soil. Cover the seeds with some fine sowing soil. Beans hate cold soil. Provide them with support. Give extra fertilizer when the plants starts to flower. Harvest the beans when they're about 50 cm long. Keep picking to encourage growth.