Runner Bean 'Enorma' Seeds | Phaseolus Coccineus | By Mr Fothergills
Runner Bean "Enorma" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's
Our phaseolus coccineus Runner Bean "Enorma" seeds are a reliable favourite known for their excellent flavour and exhibition quality beans. The large, smooth, shapely pods can reach up to 50cm (20in) in length, and can be served as traditional British vegetables with a roast dinner, or chopped and cooked into a variety of dishes. They are also excellent for freezing.
- Enormous Pods
- Delicious Flavour
- Great For Exhibiting
- Excellent For Freezing
|No. Seeds Per Pack||50|
|Sow Indoors||April - July|
|Sow Outdoors||April - July|
|Harvest Time||July - October|
Based in the heart of England, our trusted nursery will sow and grow thousands of organic vegetables and herbs each year. When each plant reaches the optimum time to be planted in your garden, we will dispatch it directly to your home. Plant Theory vegetables are entirely organic, and are importantly grown in soil that has been tested by the Soil Association, on an English farm that treats quality and sustainability as of utmost importance.
Each plant is grown and stored in plastic-free materials, and for this we are very proud. These include the biodegradable fibre pots that each vegetable is grown in (which can be placed straight in the ground). When ready, they will be carefully wrapped up in specially-designed and sustainably-sourced cardboard packaging. We additionally use moisture-resistant wax paper to keep every plant safe, and subsequently fill each box with straw for added padding. All packaging will be extensively trialled to ensure that your plants arrive safely, but we will still utilise a delicate-parcels courier just to be certain.
- Unpack your plants: Preferably straight after they arrive, you should carefully unpack your plants. They may appear slightly tired after their journey, however they will soon perk up again.
- Identify each plant: Each type of plant (but not each individual plant) will be clearly labelled. Lay them out into their respective plant types (such as wild rocket, cauliflower, or peas).
- Provide a drink: The roots of your plants may be dry, so provide all of them with a nourishing drink of water. Ensuring that the roots are stood upright, submerge the roots of each plant for a few minutes in a container of clean water.
- Their position: For the best results, plant your vegetables in a site that receives full sun.
- Soil types: You should always avoid waterlogged soils. This is because they can lead to root rot and compacted surroundings, which will hinder your vegetables’ growth.
- Planting distance: Plant your plugs between 15 - 20cm apart, and keep their stems level with the soil. Each row is best spaced 15 - 30cm away from one another.
- Watering requirements: Water when planting, and also during periods of drought.
- Hardiness: Our trusted nursery staff will attentively care for your vegetables, and only deliver them when it is warm enough for them to be planted in your garden.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
Runner beans are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:
- Hardiness: this species is half-hardy and must be protected from frost.
- Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in pots 20-30cm (8-12in) deep or larger.
- Position: place in full sun for best results.
- Soil Types: sow in well-cultivated, fertile soil.
Germination Requirements: temperature needs to be at least 10°C for seeds to germinate.
Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds 5cm (2in) deep in small pots, or 5cm (2in) apart.
Planting Distance (Ground): sow seeds 5cm (2in) deep 30cm (12in) apart in rows set 45cm (18in) apart.
Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones, dig in some organic matter during spring, but avoid adding manure immediately before planting.
Thinning: this species do not require thinning.
Pest Control: protect from slugs using copper barriers or grit, remove blackfly by spraying water or a chemical spray.
Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry weather.
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|Common Name||Runner Bean|
|Harvest Month||July, August, September, October|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Supplied As||Seed Packet|
|Sow Indoors Month||April, May|
|Sow Outdoors Month||May, June, July|
|Shop By Category||Vegetable Plants|