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French Beans Information

French Beans

French Beans

Phaseolus volgaris

Smaller and rounder than Runner Beans, French beans can be climbing or dwarf varieties. They come in multiple colours and sizes.

Moon Planting Type: Fruit

Soil Type: Any Soil

Aspect: Any aspect

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Not Hardy

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)



French Beans Growing Notes


Plant under glass to protect from frost. Plant 4cm deep and 10 cm apart in rows. For climbing varieties build supports for them to grow up.

Pruning & Thining

Keep well watered and weed free


Pick the pods while still young and the beans have not formed fully. More flowers will appear if picked regularly.

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French Beans Varieties

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