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Borlotti - Bean

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Phaseolus vulgaris

Story: A delightful cream coloured bean with red markings, the borlotti is a late summer favourite. This variety has produced exceptionally well for us over the years. 

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 and with thanks to our Seed Guardians

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.