French Bean Isabel
French Bean Isabel

French Bean Isabel

Tasty, healthy and utterly delicious!
  • Superb sweet flavour from long, straight pods with white beans that are a delight to bite into.
  • An excellent climbing French bean, vigorous with excellent natural good health.
  • Generous harvests over many weeks, and a great source of vitamins A and K, minerals and fibre.
  • As a climber, it will require support such a cane wigwam – which is an attractive garden feature in its own right!
  • Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting.

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Item: 380110
6 x Plug Plants - Item: 380110
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A vigorous and prolific climbing French bean, ‘Isabel’ produces generous harvests of long, pencil thin, stringless pods with white beans that have an excellent sweet flavour and are firm but tender to the bite. Delicious eaten lightly boiled or steamed and packed full of vitamins A and K, minerals and fibre, and they freeze very well too, so you won’t waste any of your crop!

‘Isabel’ is a vigorous grower, and with its outstanding natural health you’ll be picking masses or tasty French beans for weeks on end.

Being a climbing French bean, ‘Isabel’ will require a sturdy support that’s at least 6ft tall. Cane wigwams are traditionally used, made by placing four or five canes 6 inches apart around the plant, tied together at the top to give a strong structure that’s an attractive feature in the vegetable garden, and works well if you’re growing your beans in pots too. If you’re growing long rows of beans, place canes 6 inches apart either side of the row and tie them to a horizontal cane at the top to make a tent shape. After a little help, your beans will twine their way naturally over the support.

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

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Item 380110 supplied as:
Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • To reduce blackfly and improve pod growth, pinch out the top inch of the stems when the first beans appear.
  • Perfect for freezing.

Care Information

How to grow climbing French beans

  • For best results, dig in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost before planting 20cm (8in) apart with 60cm (2ft) between rows. Water well until plants are established and then regularly, particularly in dry weather, to maintain quality of crops.
    As this is a climbing bean, it will need a support that’s at least 180cm (6ft) high.


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

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Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
50 cm
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