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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 produced exceptionally well. 

When to sow: plant out pot-raised beans in late May and early June or sow directly from mid-May until July.

Requirements: well draining soil, can be grown in pots. 

Harvesting: beans are ready to pick from late summer.


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.