Posted: 26/09/2013 at 11:55
This is not an advertising post for any gain, but a genuine desire to make other growers aware of a new variety of bean that I have bred over the last few years.
The runner beans are unique. They have been bred by me from a 'Polestar' cross I'm the chair and founder member of the Aeron Vale Allotment Society in Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales. These runners have been trialled for a few seasons and have been found to come 'true' by all triallers involved. I would now like to share this new bean variety with other amateur vegetable growers - especially allotment growers.
I've called the bean Aeron Purple Star. It is stringless. Pod length on average is between 12 & 14 inches at maturity. They are exceptionally vigorous & the plants grow to about 10 feet in height. The flower colour is scarlet. The flavour of the cooked beans exceeds that of it's familial parent Polestar (a previous RHS Award of Garden Merit winner).
The bean seeds are NOT sold commercially. Any allotment growers or veg. gardeners can have a quantity of the beans sent to them at this time for just the cost of carriage. To order beans please please go to:
Quantities are very limited. The maximum number available to any one grower is 24 beans this season. They are given out on a 'first come, first served' basis. They can be freely distributed by any amateur grower after saving seeds from their own harvest, the only stipulation made is that any beans 'gifted' or 'swapped' must retain the name AERON PURPLE STAR and must not be charged for.