Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blauhilde'
Climbing Bean 'Blauhilde'
Phaseolus vulgaris Climbing Bean 'Blauhilde' produces delicious bunches of string-less, purple, round/oval fleshy pods up to 27cm (11in) in length over a long harvest period. It is attractive in vegetable and flower gardens, especially if mixed with yellow or Borlotto beans, or Sweet Peas. Resistant to common bean mosaic virus. Ornamental for both flower and vegetable gardens. Prefers well drained, moist, rich soil in a sunny situation.
|Botanical name||Phaseolus vulgaris|
|Common name||Climbing Bean 'Blauhilde'|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow mid April indoors or late April to July outdoors. Sow seed 4cm (1½in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays of good seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 18-21C (65-7F} until after germination which takes 7-10 days. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed sufficiently, sow 15cm (6in) apart, 4cm (1½in) deep. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all frost risk has passed. Grow as for Runner Beans and support with canes or netting. Hoe regularly and keep well watered especially when flowering. Mulch during dry periodsHoe regularly and keep well watered, especially when flowering. Mulch during dry periods.|