Borlotti bean

Borlotti 'Bean Lamon (Venice)'

Borlotti bean - Borlotti  'Bean Lamon (Venice)'

Common Name: Borlotti bean
Genus: Borlotti
Cultivar: 'Bean Lamon (Venice)'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.15 m (15 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 5.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 8.0 cm
Harvest: July to October
Months to Sow Ouside: April to June

A variegated bean with pinkish red splodges on white. These climbing plants grow 180 -190cm tall and have 6-7 beans per pod. They are high in iron and fibre as well as simply being delicious. Here is 'the' bean for making the Venetian dish 'Pasta e Fagioli'. Borlotti beans freeze very well too.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow in rows 30cm apart thin plants to 15/20cm apart or sow in blocks with plants 15 cm apart each way. Plant with lots of organic matter at the roots and feed once in flower with a high-potash fertiliser to prolong cropping.
    Sow every 2 months for successional growing to have a regular supply.