|Latin name:||Phaseolus vulgaris 'Neckargold'|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||August - October|
|Growing Height:||250 cm|
These seeds require no prior treatment but steeping overnight in lukewarm water will encourage germination.
Runner beans grow big and are vigorous climbers. They need to be well supported – you need a stable structure so that the plants can climb easily. One of the most simplest and attractive ways is to use bamboo canes formed into the shape of a wigwam. Another way is to make a double row about 30 cm apart and tie the tops together at the top with string. Or they can be grown along a wall or fence with netting attached for them to cling to – if using this method it has to be in the right location for the sun.
These beans should be trained up canes, chicken wire, netting or special bean wigwams, especially in the beginning. They usually attach themselves and climb away but wild weather can hinder this so give them a hand now and then.
Water only during dry periods. Keep the bed free of weed and your beans will thrive.
This variety of bean used to be more popular - they are really just the same as other runner beans only the pods are more tubular and the beans themselves are more often dried.
These come as butter beans too - so-called because of their colour although this variety is nearer white than yellow. They also have a milder flavour than the green.