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  • runner bean / Phaseolus coccineus  'Benchmaster'
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

bean (runner) 'Benchmaster'

runner bean / Phaseolus coccineus 'Benchmaster'

RHS award of garden merit RHS endorsed product
approx 40 seeds £3.55
approx 40 seeds £3.55
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: deep and fertile with reliable moisture

    A high quality British bred, red flowered variety producing huge crops of smooth straight pods which can grow up to a remarkable 40cm in length. Perfect for competitions and great flavour for the kitchen.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Growing Instructions:Choose a spot in full sun with the richest soil you can provide: dig in plenty of well-rotted organic matter before planting. From late spring sow seeds direct 5cm deep and about 20cm apart and support with sturdy hazel bean poles. Protect seedlings from slugs and squash blackfly as soon as they appear on shoot tips. Runner beans make very beautiful and productive annual climbers in the ornamental garden too: grow on fences or up wigwams in the flower borders.

  • Sow: April - July

  • Harvest: July - October

  • Approximate quantity: 40 seeds.