Runner Bean Scarlet Empire 40 Vegetable Seeds

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Packet Content: 40 (47.0g)

Stringless Red Flowered variety At last the bean that everyone has been waiting for, an improved form of the best selling bean 'Scarlet Emperor' do try this improved version of that great favourite.

It has better disease-resistance, but the same great flavour.

Prolific crops of long, smooth, slender stringless beans from these vigorous plants.

Sow indoors for surest results April-May, 2.5cm (1") deep into individual pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal.

Keep moist seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days.

Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 25cm (10") apart, during May-June when frosts are over. Allow 45cm (18") between rows.

Or sow outdoors May-July for ease, where they are to crop, 5cm (2") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Delay sowing if soil is cold or waterlogged. Sow two seeds together, 30cm (1') between each position. Allow 45cm (18") between rows. Thin to leave stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: July-October.

Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping. Requires support. Provide poles or netting for plants to climb.

Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.

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