Phaseolus vulgaris 'Algarve'

Climbing French bean

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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Algarve'

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This is a good stringless variety with straight, flat pods which have a distinct flavour. It also shows good resistance to common bean mosaic virus. Sow seeds from April to June, and harvest beans from mid-June onwards. As it is a climbing variety, plants need to be given support, such as a wigwam of canes. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Phaseolus

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Algarve

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 June

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