Runner Bean Polestar (Stringless) Seeds
Runner Bean Polestar (Stringless) Seeds
Runner Bean Polestar (Stringless) Seeds
Runner Bean Polestar (Stringless) Seeds

Runner Bean 'Polestar' (Stringless) Seeds

Home-grown beauties for prolific and flavourful crops
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200 cm
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  • Flowers set well for early crops and a long picking season.
  • High yields of smooth, stringless runner beans with a sweet flavour and crisp, fleshy texture.
  • Dependable and heavy cropping grows well in the ground or in containers.
  • A superb fresh source of vitamin C and fibre, which also keeps well in the freezer.
  • Supplied as a packet of 50 (approx.) seeds ready to plant indoors or outdoors.
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An exceptional variety that is early to crop and has a long picking season, ‘Polestar’ produces high yields of smooth runner bean pods that have a sweet flavour and crisp, fleshy texture. If not left too long on the vine, these beans are stringless, so for best taste and texture, pick when they reach 15-20cm (6-8in) in length.

A reliable and long-standing favourite of vegetable growers, this heavy cropping variety will produce plenty of delicious fresh beans for your plate and plenty more for the freezer. Versatile and nutritious, they are a classic cooked veg, but the young beans also taste great raw – try shredding or slicing them into a salad or using as a baton for dips.

For best results, sow the seeds indoors in pots from April to May for transplanting outside in May to June; or sow from April to May outdoors, directly into their cropping position. To get the growing season off to an earlier start, sow them in containers in your greenhouse. The plants produce pretty red flowers, which are very attractive to bees and other beneficial insects. Grow alongside sweet peas as these will draw in more insects that will help pollinate the runner beans and produce an even bigger crop.

As well as ‘Polestar’ being a rewarding bean to grow, the beans are highly nutritious as they are 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.

Supplied as a packet of 50 (approx.) seeds ready to plant indoors in individual pots or outdoors in their growing position. Being deep-rooted, runner beans will thrive in well-dug, fertile, moisture-retentive but well-draining soil, in a sunny and sheltered position. Successive sowings every 2-3 weeks will achieve an extended cropping. Beans will be ready to harvest from July to October, 12-16 weeks after sowing.

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Item 700035 supplied as:

Supplied as a packet of 50 (approx.) seeds ready to plant indoors or outdoors.

Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.

Top Tips

  • Runner beans require support from canes or netting to a height of approx. 1.8m (72in).
  • In hot weather, mist the flowers with tepid water in the evening to help pods form.
  • Ideal for freezing.

Care Information

How to grow Runner Beans

  • Sow indoors for surest results, from April to May, 2.5cm (1in) deep into individual pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 25cm (10in) apart, when frosts are over. Allow 45cm (18in) between rows. Provide poles or netting for plants to climb.
  • Or sow outdoors, from May to June, where they are to crop, 5cm (2in) deep, directly into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. For best results, dig in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost before planting. Delay sowing if soil is cold or waterlogged. Sow two seeds together, 30cm (1in) between each position. Allow 45cm (18in) between rows. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Provide poles or netting for plants to climb. Water regularly, particularly in dry weather, to maintain quality of crops.

Harvest: July to October. Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping.

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