Mr Fothergill’s 18504 Vegetable Seeds, Runner Bean Enorma


  • High yielding with good colour, shape and flavour
  • Can be nurtured to an enormous 50 cm long
  • Good source of vitamin C, folate and fibre
  • One of the most successful exhibition varieties
  • Ideal for deep freezing

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Product Description

Runner bean enorma seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. One of the most successful exhibition varieties, with long smooth shapely pods that can grow up to 50 cm long.

Useful Information: Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit; Vitamin C; Dietary fibre; Folate.

Sow and Grow: Sow indoors for surest results April-May, 2.5 cm 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 apart, during May-June when frosts are over. Allow 45 cm between rows. Or sow outdoors May-July for ease, where they are to crop, 5 cm 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 between each position. Allow 45 cm between rows. Thin to leave stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: July-October.

Hints and Tips: Runner beans require support from canes or netting to a height of approx. 1.8 m. 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 50 Seeds Pack

Additional information

Weight 82.86 kg
Dimensions 15.2 × 1 cm
Product Dimensions

‎14.5 x 15.2 x 1 cm; 82.86 Grams

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Moisture needs

‎Regular Watering

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Date First Available

1 Jan. 2009


‎Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd


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    Amazon mike B

    good product all even size pleased thank you every bean a plant starting to flower know 10/10

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    Just got them today and put in seed trays inside. So don’t know if they’ll germinate yet. Looks OK for now. Will update review when I know more.

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    David Manton

    the runner bean seeds arrived today 28th march the expiry date on the packet on the packet is january 2022

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    Martin Walden

    This is a good packet of seeds but took ages and ages to cime

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    Every seed germinated well pleased plants growing strong loaded with flowers. Soon be picking beens .

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    My two packets of runner beans arrives day safely thank you

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    joyce taylor

    The seeds have grown into super plants. Very pleasing.

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    The item is not like the picture portrade

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    clive wiggins

    Growing well so far .

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    Great germination rate and is going down well with some mint sauce!

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