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Bean - Dwarf Bean - Borlotto Lingua Fuoco Nano - 10 seeds

Bean - Dwarf Bean - Borlotto Lingua Fuoco Nano - 10 seeds

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Our Dwarf Italian Borlotto Bean Lingua Di Fuoco bean is the bush version of the taller variety. As the pods ripen to their "tounge of fire" apperance they reach around 8 inches (20cm) long. This bush variety is very productive and the beans are white with red speckles with go great in a soup. These can be harvested immature or wait until mature to harvest the beans inside. These beans have a fantastic flavour and have been used in Italian heritage cooking for over 100 years. Once dried the beans can last for many years.

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Sowing and Growing Guide

Borlotto Lingua Fuoco Nano Dwarf Bean

Indoor Sowing

  • Sow seeds indoors from mid-April to mid-May in pots or modules filled with multi-purpose compost.
  • Plant the seeds 5cm deep and water well.
  • Keep the pots/modules in a warm, bright location, such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • Seedlings should emerge in 7-10 days.

Outdoor Sowing

  • Sow seeds directly into the soil from mid-May to mid-June.
  • Choose a sunny, sheltered spot with well-draining soil.
  • Plant the seeds 5cm deep and 20cm apart in rows that are 45-60cm apart.
  • Water well and keep the soil moist.
  • Seedlings should emerge in 7-10 days.

Growing

  • Water the plants regularly, especially during dry spells.
  • Provide support for the plants to climb on, such as stakes or trellises.
  • Pinch out the growing tips of the plants when they reach the desired height to encourage bushy growth.
  • Harvest the beans when they are plump and the pods have started to dry out, usually in August or September.