Growing Calendar for Runner Bean - Aintree Seeds
Delivery: Early June to Late October
Grow Aintree and you are sure to back a winning runner bean. Prized for their stringless pods, this recently introduced red-flowered variety yields a heavy crop of delicious beans with superb texture and excellent flavour.
Very straight, for the perfectionists among us, super-smooth and fleshy pods appear in big numbers up to 30cm (12") long. The pretty red flowers set reliably and the pods have a sweet flavour and very little string or fibre when young which make them so much more palatable than fibrous runner beans.
In every pack you receive 50 large seeds which are easy to sow. You choose to sow indoors in pots for an earlier harvest in August or sow directly outdoors once the weather warms up in May. Your choice to suit your growing calendar.
So impressive in taste and performance the Royal Horticultural Society gave it the Award of Garden Merit. So grow runner bean Aintree for good performance, great taste and impressive harvests from just 50 seeds.
Outstanding bean, crops heavily and sets under all sorts of conditions.
Sow Indoors: May-June singly in clean pots or modules of compost 2in (5cm) deep. Water well.
Sow Outdoors: May-June direct into the required harvest position, 2in (5cm) deep, 8in (20cm) apart in double rows 8in (20cm) apart. Leave 18in (46cm) between each double row. Keep soil moist at all times.
Plant Out: Indoor raised crops in June 8in (20cm) apart in double rows 8in (20cm) apart. Leave 18in (46cm) between each double row, when fear of frost has passed and soil is warm.
Pick young for best flavour. Runner beans require a ''wig wam'' of canes to climb through
Standard Seeds E.C Rules and Regulations.
Good equal sized seeds, with easy to follow growing instructions.
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