Mr Fothergill’s 14779 Vegetable Seeds, Climbing French Bean Blue Lake, Green


  • Traditional favourite with heavy crops of dark green pods
  • Generally used as green beans but can also be allowed to ripen and used as haricots
  • Good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and fibre
  • Ideal for deep freezing
  • Early and late sowing will extend the harvest season

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Product Description

Blue lake climbing bean seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Dry as haricots. A white seeded variety justly popular for the flavour of its heavy crops of round stringless pods. Dried beans can be used as haricots.

Useful Information: Vitamin A; Vitamin B; Dietary fibre; Mr Fothergill’s favourites

Sow and grow: Sow indoors for surest results April-May, 2.5 cm (1-inch) deep into individual pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20 degree C (60-68 degree F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 25 cm (10-inch) apart, during May-June when frosts are over. Allow 45 cm (18-inch) between rows. Or sow outdoors May-July for ease, where they are to crop, 5 cm (2-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Delay sowing if soil is cold or waterlogged. Sow two seeds together, 30 cm (1-feet) between each position. Allow 45 cm (18-inch) between rows. Thin to leave stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: July-October.

Hints and tips: An early and late sowing will extend the harvest season. In hot weather, mist the flowers with tepid water in the evening to help pods form. Ideal for deep freezing.

Care and Cultivation: Provide poles or netting for plants to climb. Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping.

Box Contains

1x 100 Seeds Pack

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 15.2 × 0.8 cm
Package Dimensions

‎15.4 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm; 10 Grams

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Moisture needs

‎Regular Watering

Sunlight exposure

‎Full Sun, Partial Sun

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Date First Available

1 Jan. 2009


‎Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd


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    P R.

    Unable to review this item as has yet to be grown

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    J R

    So far so good. I planted these in my little greenhouse about 3/4 weeks ago in individual biodegradable cardboard pots in ordinary compost. I planted 1 seed in each of the 12 pots. I have watered them as necessary and I have 10 out of 12 bean plants growing healthy and strong. Almost ready for transferring into large pots for further growing. I cannot state anything about what quantity of beans they will produce as they aren’t at that stage yet, but I feel 10 out if 12 seeds growing is excellent.I have previously planted from seed from another company and had less than half grow & then had further casualities. However the plants from this company look very strong & healthy. Very pleased. UPDATE May 2019. I transplanted all the seedlings into bigger pots in April and now we are in May they are all still growing well and very big plants. I have strung them up & they are curling nicely around the strings. Can’t wait for the beans to come which should be be next month (June).

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    lisa watkins

    Arrived promptly.looking forward to eating the end product

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    Amazon Customer

    Poor quality, very dried, only 2 of them came out :(

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    Peter may

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