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Broad Bean 'Oscar'

A favourite with commercial growers as the smallest seeded broad bean. The flavoursome beans are the best option for freezer storage, being far less prone to discolouring than larger varieties. We recommend growing Broad Bean ?Oscar?…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Bean Collection

Thompson & Morgan's Bean collection comprises one packet each of: Climbing Bean Cobra, Dwarf Bean Opera and Runner Bean White Lady  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Annual

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Dwarf Bean 'Concador'

The slender, straight, colourful yellow pods of Dwarf Bean 'Concador' are produced over a long season. Growing to about 12cm (5in) long, the pods are flavoursome and easy to spot when picking. This compact and disease-resistant bean is…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed'

The latest in British breeding! Dwarf Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed' produces stringless, tender pods of an outstanding quality on short compact plants - a major advance in habit and bean quality on previous dwarf varieties. The attractive flowers, which…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Moonlight'

A major breakthrough in British runner bean breeding, offering predominantly self setting plants for a guaranteed crop. This profusely white-flowering variety combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans,  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Jubilee Hysor'

A major improvement on traditional varieties, Broad Bean Jubilee Hysor produces a tremendous yield of broad, well filled pods, each containing 6 to 8 beans of superb flavour  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Lady Di'

Enjoy heavy crops of tender runner beans over a long season. Runner Bean 'Lady Di' is a red flowered variety producing completely stringless, 30cm (12) long pods. These delicious beans are particularly fleshy due to their very slow seed…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Climbing Bean 'Firetongue'

This colourful bean is a multi-purpose Italian speciality. Use the fresh young pods as flageolet beans (semi-mature pods with succulent seeds), or allow them to mature and ripen for use as haricot beans. The spectacular flattish pods of…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Cream
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Desiree'

A very heavy cropping runner bean that crops well even in dry conditions. Runner Bean 'Desiree' produces long, broad pods up to 30cm (12) in length that are completely stringless. The beans of this white flowered variety produce few seeds,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Robin Hood'

Try growing broad beans in a pot on your patio or by the back door! This compact dwarf variety is ideal. With a similar habit to customer favourite 'The Sutton', British-bred 'Robin Hood' will produce bumper crops of short pods containing 4-6 tender…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Dwarf Bean 'Nomad'

An RHS AGM variety with good resistance to Bean Mosaic Virus and Anthracnose. Dwarf Bean 'Nomad' produces bumper crops of straight, stringless, dark-green pods reaching up to 12cm (5) long, with an outstanding flavour. Pick regularly while   More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Firestorm'

Firestorm' is the first scarlet-flowered runner bean that is completely self fertile. Producing a good crop of stringless beans which are slightly thicker, slightly sweeter and more tender than other varieties. And the flowers are an attractive bonus  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Enorma'

This reliable favourite produces huge early yields of enormous, smooth, slender pods of up to 50cm (20) in length, from July to October. Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit, this delicious runner bean is popular for its excellent flavour, as well…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Dwarf Bean 'Sonesta'

Dwarf Bean 'Sonesta' is an early maturing variety producing waxy yellow beans on compact plants. The colourful pods are slender, straight and stringless, reaching up to 13cm (5) long. This RHS AGM variety is resistant to Bean Mosaic…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Dwarf Bean 'Speedy'

Aptly named dwarf French Bean 'Speedy' is one of the earliest and quickest beans to produce pods to pick. This productive variety produces good yields of fleshy, mid-green pods, approximately 14cm (6) long from July onwards that have an…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Polestar'

British bred for high yields and reliability, Runner Bean 'Polestar' has become a gardenersfavourite. The stringless, fleshy pods are produced in clusters of fleshy, flavoursome beans reaching 25cm (10) in length. This RHS AGM variety is early to  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Dwarf Bean 'Delinel'

Dwarf Bean 'Delinel' is an outstanding variety for both crop yield and flavour. The 15cm (6) mid green, stringless beans are of superb quality with dark black seeds within the pods. This RHS AGM variety has a long season if picked regularly, and shows good…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Celebration'

This RHS AGM variety is particularly high yielding, producing an abundance of tender beans with an excellent flavour. The pods of Runner Bean 'Celebration' are fleshy, straight, smooth, and almost stringless when young. With its pretty peach-pink flowers…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'White Lady'

A premier variety in every way! Vigorous, high yielding plants produce the most tender, thick, succulent pods you have ever tasted. The delicious long, mid green beans of Runner Bean ‘White Lady’ are stringless with a wonderful smooth texture.…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor'

Heavy crops of smooth textured, dark-green pods, each reaching 30-37cm (12-15) in length. Red flowered Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor' is excellent for freezing and for exhibition. Runner beans are a good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron, and have a high…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'St George'

A British bred bean, well deserving of its RHS AGM. This bicoloured red and white flowered variety produces particularly heavy yields of pale green, 30cm (12) long pods. Crops from Runner Bean 'St George' are earlier and of superior quality when compared …  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Statissa'

Vicia faba. Compact, upright plant habit, and producing early setting of short, slender pods. Pick regularly for delicious 'mangetoutpods to eat raw or steamed, or allow pods to fill out with tasty small beans. Broad Bean Statissa is ideal in…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Crimson Flowered'

A heritage variety with stunning crimson flowers, followed by a good crop of short, upright pods and delicious beans. Broad Bean Crimson Flowered is ideal for growing in containers as well as in the garden, or as an ornamental edible in the flower…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Bunyard's Exhibition'

A gardener's favourite for over 100 years for its reliable performance and heavy crop of long pods in most soils. The pods contain an average of 6 beans, with some up to 8 seeded. Broad Bean Bunyards Exhibition has a very good flavour and excellent…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Climbing Bean 'Monte Cristo'

New breeding has produced this high-yielding variety. Tasty and tender pods, 25cm in length can simply be 'topped and tailed' and steamed. Fleshy, bright green pods remain stringless and crisp - even if you're away for a weekend and not able to harvest your   More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Dwarf Bean 'Dulcina'

Dwarf Bean 'Dulcina' bears flat, dark green, stringless pods of up to 15cm (6) in length. The flat pods of this 'Roma' type bean can be sliced or cut into chunks and lightly steamed to preserve their delicious flavour. Despite its compact…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Red Rum'

This early cropping variety produces an abundance of 20cm (8) pods and very little foliage making them easier to spot when harvesting. The succulent pods will set under almost all weather conditions to ensure good yields. With its excellent tolerance to…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Tenderstar'

Unique new runner bean combining the very best traits of both French and runner beans, Tenderstar really has to be tasted to be believed! The fabulous flavour and tender texture are the result of 15 years of British breeding. Masses of 20cm …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Express'

This is the fastest maturing variety of any broad bean and an early spring sowing will out yield all others. Broad Bean Express produces up to 34 good pods per plant! It is also winter hardy, outstanding for deep freeze as it does not discolour and…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Runner Bean 'Benchmaster'

A top quality, red flowered British-bred variety producing pods of over 40cm (16) in length. Abundant crops of pods hang in clusters and are fleshy, but slender, smooth and straight. For exhibition, thin to one pod per flower stem to increase the length of…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'The Sutton'

An excellent dwarf variety only 30cm (12in) high that produces lots of 13-15cm (5-6in) pods each bearing five small, but deliciously tender beans. Broad Bean The Sutton is very suitable for successional sowings commencing late autumn (under cloches) or…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Perla'

Broad Bean ?Perla? is an RHS AGM variety with healthy, dark foliage. This neat little Bean is slightly taller than the well known variety ?The Sutton? but equally good for growing in patio containers. An early setting of white flowers produces a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'

This variety is universally recognised as being best for an autumn sowing. Broad Bean Aquadulce Claudia establishes itself very quickly and will produce a very early crop. It is white seeded and the pods are up to 23cm (9 inches) long. Height: 90-100cm (36…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Climbing Bean 'Fasold'

Early cropping Climbing Bean 'Fasold' bears decorative mauve flowers followed by huge harvests of superb flavoured French Beans. The long, fleshy, stringless pods are produced over a long period and are slow to develop seeds. With a less vigorous,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Annual

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Dwarf Bean 'Opera'

This early maturing Kenyan-type produces heavy crops of slim, dark green 10cm (4) stringless pods over a long cropping season. Dwarf Bean 'Opera' has an upright, open habit making the pods easy to spot when harvesting. With good resistance to Halo…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'De Monica'

Be the first to harvest delicious broad beans! Ten years of breeding have produced De Monica, the earliest-maturing broad bean variety from a spring sowing. Ready to harvest at the same time as wintersown variety Aquadulce. A strong root…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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