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French bean

Mrs Fortune's

Donated by two allotment neighbours in Bristol. They were given the beans many years ago by Mrs Fortune, who had acquired them from the retired Head Gardener at Windsor. Allegedly, the beans were a favourite of the Royal Family. Described as vigorous, robust, rampant and dependable by Guardian Adam Alexander, growing to 2-2.5m. Pale blue flowers are followed by smooth, green and blue mottled pods, which become a darker blue when mature. These stringless, tender pods can be eaten whole, the beans can be shelled and eaten fresh or used as a dried bean - great at all stages! Seed colour white with purple stripes.
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