Compact bush with green pods, used as fresh shelled like peas or dried. French heirloom from south of France. Often used with lamb and soups stews and chilli dishes, tends to stay whole when cooked. To harvest for dried beans just pick the whole bush and hang upside down in a dry shaded spot.
Also called DWARF, FRENCH or SNAP BEAN. Most popular vegetable, originally from South and Central America, cultivated 500 B.C., introduced to France by 1535. High yielding and rich in vitamins A, B & C. Use successive plantings whilst frost free. Grows well in all soils if not waterlogged. Does best in near neutral conditions. Sow after frost.
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