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  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

bean (climbing French) 'Golden Gate'

climbing french bean or Phaseolus vulgaris 'Golden Gate'

RHS award of garden merit RHS endorsed product
approx 50 seeds £3.10
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil

    Highly attractive, sweet tasting, stringless flat pods are produced in great numbers over a long season. The vigorous climbing plants show good resistance to disease, ensuring high quality, reliable crops.
    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: Sow three seeds to a 15cm pot in mid-April and keep well watered and warm until germination. Keep seedlings in a frost-free greenhouse or on a windowsill, potting them on as they grow, and once all threat of frost has passed harden off gradually before planting out. Protect young plants from slugs and support with hazel wigwams or trellis. Pick French beans very regularly to keep the harvest coming: if beans are left on the plant to mature it will stop producing new ones.

  • Sow: April-July

  • Harvest: July to October

  • Approximate quantity: 50 seeds.