We’ve brought together two of the finest, award winning runner beans that are guaranteed to give you excellent quality, bountiful harvests from July to October. Perfect served lightly steamed or boiled, these versatile and nutritious beans are a classic cooked vegetable and are heavy cropping varieties, producing armfuls of delicious, mouth-watering pods.
Runner beans are highly nutritious and rich in vitamin C and a good source of fibre. Trim and blanch surplus crops to store in an airtight container or bag in the freezer. They will freeze well, retaining good flavour and texture when cooked from frozen.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence and look forward to a bumper harvest.
Supplied as 12 plug plants 6 each of ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Firestorm’, ready for growing on or planting, including:
‘Firestorm’ is a cross between a runner bean and a French bean ‘Firestorm’, has the best of both and being self-fertile, you can rely on a bountiful harvest of top quality, fresh and tasty beans. With its bright scarlet flowers, it brings a splash or fiery colour to the vegetable plot and wouldn’t look out of place in flower borders. A popular and reliable variety, the long, straight stringless beans have a scrumptious sweet flavour and firm texture and grow up to 25cm (10in) long, with plants reaching 2m (6½ft) tall.
‘Moonlight’ is the world’s first ever self-pollinating white flowered runner bean. This breakthrough has meant that the flowers will set in almost any weather, guaranteeing a fantastic crop! The delicious stringless beans grow up to 25cm (10in) long and have a great texture and classic runner bean taste that grows to 3m (10ft).
How to grow Runner Beans