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French bean


Also known as Nun's Bellybutton, this old variety (pre-1800) is so named as it has markings around the hilum resemble a soldier standing to attention. It produces short (30-45cm), bushy, branching plants and a generous crop of tasty, flat-podded beans that can be eaten as a green bean and freeze well. Originally developed for drying, so it's perfect in soups and stews too. Sow to harvest 85-89 days (approx.) Seed colour white with maroon pattern around hilum.
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