Runner Bean Firestorm
Runner Bean Firestorm
Runner Bean Firestorm
Runner Bean Firestorm
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Runner Bean Firestorm

  • A fantastic addition to the vegetable plot with bright fiery scarlet flowers.
  • Self-fertile, so you’ll get prolific crops of stringless runner beans with a superb, sweet flavour and great texture.
  • Popular, dependable and heavy cropping – grows well in the ground or in containers.
  • Packed with vitamin C and fibre, which also keeps well in the freezer.
  • Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting.

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A cross between a runner bean and a French bean ‘Firestorm’, has the best of both and being self-fertile, you can rely on a bountiful harvest of top quality, fresh and tasty beans. With its bright scarlet flowers, it brings a splash or fiery colour to the vegetable plot and wouldn’t look out of place in flower borders.

A popular and reliable variety, the long, straight beans have a scrumptious sweet flavour and firm texture. Growing up to 25cm (10in) and being stringless, they are perfect when lightly steamed or boiled. A heavy cropping variety, ‘Firestorm’ will produce armfuls of delicious fresh beans for your kitchen and there will undoubtedly be lots lets over for freezing.

Runner beans are highly nutritious and rich in vitamin C and a good source of fibre. Trim and blanch surplus crops to store in an airtight container or bag in the freezer. They will freeze well, retaining good flavour and texture when cooked from frozen.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence and look forward to a bumper harvest.

Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting. Growing to 2m (6½ft), with beans ready to harvest from July to October.

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Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Runner beans require support from canes or netting to a height of approx. 1.8m (72in).
  • In hot weather, mist the flowers with tepid water in the evening to help pods form.
  • Ideal for freezing.

Care Information

How to grow Runner Beans

  • For best results, dig in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost before planting 30cm (12in) apart and 1.5m (5ft) between rows. Water well until plants are established. Provide poles or netting for plants to climb.
  • Water regularly, particularly in dry weather, to maintain quality of crops.

Harvest

  • July to October. Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
60 cm
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