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Legumes: Beans

Learn more about legumes — particularly beans — with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

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Butler Runner Beans are Prolific and Stringless
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Runner Bean 'Butler'

This attractive, red-flowered runner bean grows vigorously and forms many long, stringless pods filled with pretty purple beans. They can be picked over a long season and, being stringless, are still palatable when a little larger.
Sow: Mid-spring to early summer
Harvest: Midsummer to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade



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