Phaseolus coccineus 'Pickwick'
Dwarf Runner Bean 'Pickwick'
Phaseolus coccineus Dwarf Runner Bean 'Pickwick' is a dwarf variety, ideal for planting in smaller gardens and containers on the patio. The bushy, self-supporting plants produce masses of scarlet flowers are followed by good yields of short, succulent beans. Height: 60cm (24in). Spread: 30cm (12in).
|Botanical name||Phaseolus coccineus|
|Common name||Dwarf Runner Bean 'Pickwick'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds from April to July. Sow seeds thinly direct outside or in containers, 3cm (1in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart and 20cm (8in) between plants. Ideal space sow seeds in a bucket-sized container. As this variety is dwarf it requires no staking, making it easier to grow in large containers on a sunny patio.When growing runner beans provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. Water runner beans regularly, particularly as the flowers develop, and provide a liquid feed every 14 days during mid-summer. Pinch out the tips of the beans when they reach the top of their supports. Beans can be harvested from July onwards. Pick the beans regularly and a little on the young side to ensure top quality and prolonged cropping.|