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Borlotto Bean Seed 'Lingua di Fuoco'

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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco'

  • A colourful dual purpose bean.
  • Can be used conventionally just like a Climbing French Bean, or dried and used in soups and stews.
  • Requires support.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 30 seeds.

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This is a dual purpose bean that produces spectacular pods splashed with red stripes - Lingua di Fuoco literally translates as Tongue of Fire.

These are in effect a Climbing French Bean and can be eaten young in the pod either raw or cooked (they look stunning chopped into salads), or they can be shelled and used like a flageolet bean, or shelled and dried. The handsome red speckling disappears when they are cooked.

Borlotto beans are basically the Italian version of kidney beans, hailing originally from the New World; Italians traditionally use them in soups and stews.

  • For Growing In Rows
  • Sow April - early July, 2 seeds per station 4" (10 cm) apart in rows 30" (75 cm) apart. Sow in 2" (5 cm) deep drills.
  • Provide support for these to climb up to a height of around 6 - 8 feet (1.8 - 2.4 metres) using netting, a bamboo cane structure or similar.
  • For Borlotto Bean Wigwams
  • Using a dustbin lid or similar as a template, drive into the ground six 8 foot (2.4 metre) canes and tie together at the top to produce a wigwam effect.
  • Plant 2 seeds 2" (5 cm) deep at the foot of each cane.

  • Top Tips
  • These thrive in warm conditions and so are an ideal crop to grow under protection - greenhouse or polytunnel.
  • Whilst they will prove drought tolerant, good watering from flowering time onwards will ensure maximum pod development.
  • Mulch around the stems in early Summer.
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General Information

A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

How To...

How to Sow & Grow Beans
Detailed advice on sowing and growing beans of all kinds outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

Magazine Articles

Get Your Kids Into Gardening
An article about encouraging children to garden written by Stephen Shirley that appeared in Grow Your Own magazine

Various Videos

Edible Classroom - Growing Beans (Video)
A video lesson plan on sowing and growing French Beans in jam jars. Can be undertaken with both French Beans, Runner Beans and Broad Beans.

Edible Classroom - Planting Beans (Video)
Paul explains how to plant the Beans the children have grown and the activities that can stem from this.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Borlotto_Bean_Seed_Lingua_Di_Fuoco/