Phaseolus coccineus 'Polestar'

Runner bean

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

Red

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Runner bean 'Polestar' is a reliable variety that produces heavy crops of smooth, fleshy pods over a long season. The flavour of the beans is good.

For the heaviest crops, grow in a sheltered position out of the wind and dig in lots of organic matter into the soil before planting.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Phaseolus

Species: coccineus

Cultivar: Polestar

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May


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