Borlotti 'Bean Lamon (Venice)'
Common Name: Borlotti bean
Cultivar: 'Bean Lamon (Venice)'
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing
|Hardiness: Half-Hardy||Height: 1.80 m (180 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 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.