Runner Bean White Emergo (Phaseolus vulgaris)
A popular variety, producing heavy crops of delicious butter beans in long, smooth pods. The plant with attractive white flowers also makes a great addition to any garden. This is a stringless variety.
Sow seeds 3cm deep in trays or pots of moist compost, be careful not to over-water. Store in a warm place at an approx. tempreture of 16 degrees C (60 degrees F)
When seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be planted out 12" (30cm) apart in your desired location in May. Harden off first.
Sow seeds 3cm deep direct in growing bed in rows 12" (30cm) apart, with a space of 6" (15cm) between each seed. Keep the soil moist. The beans will need support as they frow, netting or canes are ideal. Pick the pods regularly to extend the harvest period. Runner beans are deep rooted and therefore, require a well cultivated, water retaining soil. Plant in a sheltered area and protect with cloches from late frosts. This variety is best picked young.
Sow Indoors - April
Sow Outdoors - May-July
Row Width - 12" / 30cm
Harvest - July Onwards
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