Also known as Old Homestead, being introduced before 1864. Large clusters of fleshy flattened curved, silvery green pods 17-24cm., stringless when young, good flavour, sets well in cooler climates, use fresh or for freezing. Vigorous grower, rust resistant. 58-65 days.
A most popular vegetable. Takes little room, high yielding and nutritious. It bears later but longer than bush beans and ensures a continuous supply. Grows well in all soils if not waterlogged. Does best in near neutral conditions. Sow after frost.
3-4 seeds per gram
Bean, Climbing planting information:
|Plant space cm:||10-20|
|Row space cm:||100|
|Best soil temp:||16-30 °C|
|Sow after frost:||Yes|
|Number of seeds per gram:||3-4|
|Rate per hectare:||50kg|
|Average days to maturity:||65-80|