Runner Bean – Queen of Hearts

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‘Queen of Hearts’ is a dwarf runner beans that produce wonderfully bushy, free-flowering plants that require no support and will not grow higher than 50cm making them perfect for patio containers or the front of the flower border. ‘Queen of Hearts’ sets masses of tender delicious pods which should be picked regularly to ensure continuous flowering and further pod development. They have been carefully bred under British conditions to ‘set’ very freely and easily to ensure big crops of quality tasty beans whatever the weather. Red flowered.

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Latin Name Phaseolus coccineus

Sowing Instructions – 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.

Hints and Tips – Runner beans require support from canes or netting to a height of approx. 1.8m (6′). In hot weather, mist the flowers with tepid water in the evening to help pods form. Ideal for deep freezing. Provide poles or netting for plants to climb. Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping.

Seeds – Approx 30

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Seed-Tube, Refill

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