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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blue Lake'

Climbing French bean

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

White

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Jenny Lilly, copyright GAP Photos (141044)

Plant details

French bean 'Blue Lake' produces a heavy crop of sweet, long, round stringless pods, even in a dry summer. Left to mature, the dried white beans can be used as haricots. As it is a climbing variety, plants need to be given support, such as a wigwam of canes.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Phaseolus

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Blue Lake

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: May to July


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