French Bean Cobra
French Bean Cobra

French Bean Cobra

  • A true favourite and possibly the tastiest French bean you can grow, and with gorgeous mauve flowers too!
  • Vigorous and heavy cropping over a long season with stringless pods and exceptional flavour.
  • Superb source of vitamins A and K, minerals and fibre.
  • As a climber, it will require support such a cane wigwam – which will look great in your garden!
  • Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting.

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Item: 380113
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A favourite  amongst vegetable growers, climbing French bean ‘Cobra’ is quite possibly the tastiest there is, and it has wonderful mauve flowers too!

Cropping continuously over a long season from July, you’ll get heavy crops of stringless green pods 18cm (7in) long that have exceptionally good flavour.

Delicious al dente, and packed full of vitamins A and K, minerals and fibre, and they freeze very well too, so you can enjoy your home grown crop into next year.

Being a climbing French bean, ‘Cobra’ 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.

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 enjoy a top quality harvest.

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

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Item 380113 supplied as:
Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting.

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RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
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.


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

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
50 cm
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