Growing Calendar for Runner Bean - Enorma Seeds
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Much-loved by home growers this runner bean has lots of flavour, is truly vigorous, gives you lots of harvests and has impressive in length.
A truly handsome bean, Enorma has purple pods and reveals pretty, red flowers which turn into smooth, slender pods that grow up to 50cm (20in) in length.
Enorma by name and nature this award winning variety give you very big beans suitable for freezing. It's so good that runner bean Enorma has been a popular choice for exhibiting. Even if yours don't get to the showbench you'll be showing off the beans in your garden.
Enjoy harvesting lots of beans with great flavour as early as August. This variety is ready in the space of 12 to 16 weeks from sowing in spring. Pick them young if you like your runner beans tender or leave them to age a little longer on plants if you prefer your beans with a bit more bite.
Tasty beans, and good exhibition quality.
Sow Indoors: April-May, 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.
Pick young for best flavour. Runner beans require trellis or a ''wig wam'' of canes to climb through.
Standard Seeds E.C Rules and Regulations.
Good germination and quality.
I usually have a success rate of 85-90% when growing seeds in top soil containers. However with these Enorma beans, which I have never had before, the success rate is 50%. Some of the beans were withered and probably should not have been used. I still have some left and will set them this week to see if 50% success can be beaten
Very reliable crop of large beans.
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