Phaseolus vulgaris 'Impero Bianco'
Dwarf Cannellini Bean 'Impero Bianco'
Phaseolus vulgaris Dwarf Cannellini Bean 'Impero Bianco' matures into compact plants producing pale cream-yellow pods which contain 6 or 7 large white 'cannelloni beans'; essential for a range of specific dishes. Plants quite late maturing, usually grown for the fully mature seeds harvested in the autumn.
|Botanical name||Phaseolus vulgaris|
|Common name||Dwarf Cannellini Bean 'Impero Bianco'|
|Flower colour||Red, White|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||These beans require a minimum soil temperature of 2C, so seed sowing must be delayed until these conditions prevail, usually from May in succession to August. Earlier sowings can be made under glass during March and April for earliest crops. Prepare the soil prior to sowing to create a level, weed free bed. Plant seed in rows 5cm apart with seed stations every 25cm in the rows. Using a dibber place 3 to 4 seeds at each station 3 to 5cm deep. Cover seeds with soil and firm. Water regularly after sowing and throughout the cropping period. No staking is required. Support for the plants can be achieved by pulling soil from between the rows towards the base of the plants.Continually pick the beans before they become too large and coarse. Interplanting between rows of quick maturing vegetables such as radish or lettuce may be carried out or mulching between the rows with straw to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.|