Phaseolus vulgaris 'Fasold'
Climbing bean 'Fasold'
Phaseolus vulgaris Climbing Bean 'Fasold' is very early to crop, with a long harvest period and decorative mauve flowers. It produces a huge harvest of superb flavoured, long, fleshy, round, mid-green string-less pods that are slow to develop seeds. Its semi-climbing, less vigorous habit makes it ideal for growing under glass for the earliest crops.
|Botanical name||Phaseolus vulgaris|
|Common name||Climbing bean 'Fasold'|
|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 seeds individually in 7.5cm (3in) pots at 18-20C (64-68F) from mid April for transplanting outdoors after all risk of frost. Alternatively, sow outdoors from late April to late July after all risk of frost has passed. Bean seeds can be sensitive to low soil temperatures, so delay sowing until the soil has warmed up. Sow 15cm (6in) apart, 5cm (2in) deep and in rows 45cm (18in) apart, provide support for climbing habit. Hoe regularly and keep well watered and mulched in dry periods.When growing beans, hoe between plants often and water regularly. Provide a compost mulch around the base of bean plants to combat dry periods. For the best crops harvest beans regularly while the pods are still young.|