Mystery Heritage Tortoiseshell - French Bean
History: So this one really is an orphan! We have no name for it but we are told it is a heritage bean with good flavour. We know very little else about it so it would be great if whoever grows it out can take notes on its growing patterns, flavour and appearance.
When to sow: April - May indoor, May – June direct
Requirements: nutrient-rich soil, regular watering, and a lot of sun.
When to harvest seed: July - Oct. When beans are fully mature and pods turn brown. In southern England, typically July/later summer.
Need to isolate: No
Seed Grown: Omved Gardens
Seed harvested: 2023
Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.*
*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case.
If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.