Phaseolus coccineus 'Polestar'

Runner bean

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Phaseolus coccineus 'Polestar'

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Runner beans are incredibly easy to grow, bearing masses of long, sweet-tasting beans all summer long. There's a huge range of cultivars to choose from, bearing red, white or bi-coloured flowers, adding to their ornamental value.

Phaseolus coccineus 'Polestar' is a is a reliable runner bean variety, bearing heavy crops of smooth, fleshy pods with a good sweet flavour, over a long season. For the heaviest crops, grow Phaseolus coccineus 'Polestar' in a sheltered position and dig in plenty 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

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: June to August

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