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Bean Drying Pea Bean Organic

Bean Drying (Organic) Seeds - Pea Bean

Average Packet Content 45 seeds


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The flat pods can be harvested young to eat whole or shelled out like peas. Alternatively, leave to dry. Attractive colourful seeds. Climbing.

Mat Coward writes: 'One of my most reliable, heavy-yielding and useful garden crops is a type of climbing bean which I originally got a few years ago from the Heritage Seed Library. I'm not sure whether it gets its name from its fat, round seeds or as a corruption of "pie" as in piebald - the two-tone beans are very attractive. You can eat the young pods whole, as French beans, but that would be a bit of a waste. I let them grow on to near maturity when the beans are fully formed and coloured and the pods are starting to turn yellow and floppy. At this state, I shell the beans and freeze them for use in cooked dishes through the winter. They freeze perfectly, retaining their floury, meaty texture. If you don't have a freezer, simply leave the pods on the plants until they are crisp and store the pea beans as dried beans for boiling'.

Growing Information

Grow these beans as normal French beans, but do not pick until the pods are dry and crisp. Beans that fail to dry can be podded and eaten as 'demi-sec'. Dry beans will store comfortably for years in a jar!

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Delivery Charge

Standard Charge

Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.

Live Plants

We want to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.

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Very Large items

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Bean Drying Pea Bean

Bean Drying (Organic) Seeds - Pea Bean