Bean Runner White Butterfly


GENUS: Phaseolus SPECIES: coccineus

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Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Christchurch
Number of Seeds: 6

Description: Perennial, Green snap and shellout and dry. A huge seeded bean used mostly as an outstanding ancient winter soup bean. Has been in the Koanga Collection since 1995, and came from a Christchurch member who said it came originally from her Belgium homeland.

Planting Instructions: Sow early Spring and Autumn into seed trays to avoid slug, snail and bird problems. Transplant into garden when 2-3 cm high at 15 cm diagonal spacing.