Dwarf French Bean Ferrari Seeds
Dwarf French Bean Ferrari Seeds
Dwarf French Bean Ferrari Seeds
Dwarf French Bean Ferrari Seeds

Dwarf French Bean Ferrari Seeds

Super tasty and succulent – with no strings!
  • Plentiful crops of top-quality, straight, slender and stringless round pods.
  • Easy to grow, award-winning variety that matures 12 weeks after sowing.
  • A good source of vitamins and fibre – keeps well and is ideal for freezing.
  • Resistant to Bean Common Mosaic Virus, Halo Blight and Anthracnose.
  • Supplied as a packet of 100 (approx.) seeds ready for sowing indoors or outdoors.

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A top-quality variety that matures quickly, ‘Ferrari’ gives reliably high yields of slender, straight and stringless round pods that have superb taste and texture – far superior to any shop-bought bean.

This worthy recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit is easy to grow, with good resistance to disease such as Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV), Halo Blight and Anthracnose, so is a great choice for gardeners of any experience. Being a dwarf type bean, it is ideal for growing in containers, as well as in beds and borders, producing compact, bushy plants that don’t need staking.

The succulent beans have a rich green colour and an excellent flavour and are a great source of fibre and vitamins A and C. If not left too long on the vine, the beans are stringless, so for best flavour and texture, pick them when they reach 15cm (6in) in length. They are best harvested in one picking, as soon as they are ready; if you have more than you can eat, they will keep well and are also good for freezing.

For early harvests, sow from April, indoors or outdoors under cloches, or outdoors from May to July directly into their cropping position. The plants are fast-growing, and produce attractive white flowers followed by the pods. The pods will be ready for picking 12 weeks after sowing, with plentiful crops over a short period (about 2 weeks). Regular sowings every couple of weeks or so will extend the cropping season through to autumn. For best results, grow in a sunny, sheltered position. These beans will thrive in fertile, moist but well-draining soil, so dig in some well-rotted manure before sowing in a bed or use good-quality compost in a container.

Supplied as a pack of 100 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors into individual pots or outdoors into their cropping position. Grows up to 60cm (24in). Successional sowing will produce harvests from June to October.

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Item 700045 supplied as:

Supplied as a packet of 100 (approx.) seeds ready for sowing indoors or outdoors.

Performance subject to growing conditions.
Packed in the UK.
Seeds should not be eaten.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • In hot weather, mist the flowers with tepid water in the evening to help pods form.
  • Successive sowings will extend the harvest period.
  • Ideal for freezing.

Care Information

How to grow Dwarf French Beans

  • Sow indoors for surest results, from April to May, 2.5cm (1in) deep into individual pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 30cm (12in) apart, when frosts are over. Allow 45cm (18in) between rows.
  • Or sow outdoors, from May to July, where they are to crop, 5cm (2in) deep, directly into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. Delay sowing if soil is cold or waterlogged. Sow 2 seeds together, 30cm (12in) between each position. Allow 45cm (18in) between rows. Thin to leave stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping.
  • For the earliest crops, sow in April, protect with cloches once planted out, until pods form.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
60 cm
30 cm
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