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Climbing French Bean Plant 'Blue Lake'

Image of  Climbing French Bean Blue Lake
Image of  Climbing French Bean Blue Lake
Image of Climbing French Bean Blue Lake
Image of Climbing French Bean Blue Lake

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blue Lake'

  • A most delicious and reliable French Bean that defies any Summer drought and remain sugar sweet and tender.
  • Easy to grow and very long cropping.
  • Require support.

Supplied as compost block grown plants.

Available from APPROXIMATELY May 2021

5 or more £0.80GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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A stringless, sweet variety of French Bean.

Grow against a trellis or bean poles or even up netting - perhaps interplant with climbing peas or runner beans. They can also be grown as part of the 'three sisters system' to maximise your yield from a small area (the bean plants, climb up the sweetcorn plants) should you wish.

We have found them to defy any Summer drought and remain sugar sweet and tender when cooked; eaten raw they make a tasty and crunchy addition to Summer salads. Great for growing under protection for an early crop.

Blue Lake is also perfect for freezing or drying and the pure white beans used as haricot beans! Very versatile!

An excellent variety to grow in cold greenhouse or polytunnel.

  • For Growing In Rows
  • Support these plants up to a height of around 6 - 8 feet (1.8 - 2.4 metres) using netting, a bamboo cane structure or similar.
  • For Climbing French Bean Wigwams
  • Using a dustbin lid or similar as a template, drive into the ground six, eight foot (2.4 metres) canes and tie them together at the top to produce a wigwam effect.
  • Plant one or two plants at the base of each cane.
  • Top Tips
  • These thrive in warm conditions and so are an ideal crop to growing 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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Available from APPROXIMATELY May 2021

Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 5

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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Broad Bean Plant 'The Sutton'
Climbing French Bean Plant 'Fasold'
Pea Plant 'Douce Provence'
Pea Plant 'Victorian Colossal Climbing'
Pea Plant 'Waverex' (Petit Pois)
Runner Bean Plant 'Polestar'

How To...

How To Grow Sweetcorn, Beans and Squashes Using The Three Sisters Method
Detailed advice on how to plant and grow Sweetcorn, Squashes and Beans using the Three Sisters method.

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.

How To Videos

How To Sow Climbing French Beans (Video)
An instructional video by Serena on how to sow climbing French 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.

General Information

A Little Information About Our Vegetable Plants (Video)
Information on the vegetable plants that Victoriana grows and how we make sure they are always hardened off before dispatch.

What's A Compost Block Grown Plant?
Information on the size of the compost blocks that Victoriana grow their plants in - and what you can expect to receive.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265