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10 Organic 'Cosse Violette' French Climbing Bean Plants Vegetables
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10 Organic 'Cosse Violette' French Climbing Bean Plants Vegetables
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10 Organic 'Cosse Violette' French Climbing Bean Plants Vegetables

10 Organic 'Cosse Violette' French Climbing Bean Plants

SKU: VEG0063

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Grow your own truly unique dark purple bean pods
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The Highlights

    • Unique dark purple pods that are 25cm long! These turn a gret dark green colour when cookedMORE
    • Reliable cropper throughout from July to Autumn
    • Trusted old heirloom variety
    • Fantastic source of vitamins A, K and plant protein
    • Grows up to 6ft tall–support required. Use a trellis, stake, or A-frame. Your support will have to be at least 6 feet tall. The plants should grow tendrils that will reach up and start climbing the structure. You can aid this process by gently wrapping the new growth around the support structure to help it to cling on.MORE

Planting Calendar

  • Best time to plant
  • Harvest
  • Flower

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Supplied as:

10 Plug Plants
Plug plants are small seedlings that allows you to skip the germination process involved in having to sow from seed.

Height on arrival:


Eventual height:


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Tasting notes:

Buttery bean flavour with a hint of sweetness
It is important you cook the beans first as they contain toxins that must be removed by cooking.

Time to first crop:

10-12 weeks
Harvest when the pods are 20-25cm in length


Plant outside after the last frost and preferably in a sunny, sheltered location to protect the plant from chilling winds.


Salads, Chilli, Fried, Side Dish



If planting in rows then plant at least 25cm apart with 60cm in between the rows.

Care Guide

Good Pest/Disease Resistance

Runner Beans can be susceptible to attacks from slugs and aphids which are more of an issue during different parts of the plant's life. Initially, when the plant is still a seedling, slugs are the biggest threat and you should try to prevent their attacks by keeping the ground clear of any debris and as dry as possible at night. As the plant grows older it may encounter problems with aphids. The best defense against aphids is to wash your plant down with soapy water targeting infested areas.MORE

Water Regularly

Full Sun in a Sheltered PositionMORE

Full Sun in a Sheltered Postion

Runner Beans need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day. Best grown in a sheltered position to protect against cold, chilling winds.MORE

Fertile, Well-draining

A good-mix to use is three parts quality compost to one part topsoil.MORE

Feed Regularly

Once the flowers emerge feed the plants with a high-potash fertiliser such as liquid tomato feed.MORE

Prune Lightly

When the plant reaches 180cm, prune off the growth tip at the top to redirect energy into pod productionMORE