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Runner Bean Tenderstar
"Tenderstar" Runner Bean seeds
CROP FAIL. We recommend Firestorm (30438) as a replacement.
After 15 years of British breeding brings you unique red and pink bicolour flowers and virtually self setting pods. 'Tenderstar' combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans, resulting in extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless pods with an exceptionally tender texture and true runner bean flavour. A prolific variety producing masses of 20cm (8") long pods throughout the summer, whatever the weather.
Product Part Number: 30441
When to sow
When to Sow Tenderstar Runner Bean Seeds
April to June
May to July
July to September
Where to Sow
Early sowings can be made under glass at a temperature of 16 C, sow 2-3 seeds per 8cm (3in) pot filled with seed sowing compost. Outside sowings can be made from May onwards into the growing site 5cm (2in) deep. Sow 2-3 seeds every 20-30cm (8-12in) apart with rows spaced 60cm (24in) apart.
What to do next
Seedlings sown under glass should be gradually hardened off before plant-ing outside in late May to the above spacing, once all risk of frost has past. Place a support cane at each planting station. Alternatively, circular plantings can be made with canes joined at the centre to form a wigwam. For optimum crop, place canes 30-45cm (12-18") apart with 3 beans planted per cane. Water regularly during dry weather.
Runner beans are hungry plants; the ground should be well prepared and manured the previous autumn.