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Cranberry Bean


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  • Grow your own hot pink beans! You certainly won’t find these in the shop. Cranberry beans are long beans with bright pink speckles and produce gigantic pods that just glow on the vine. The beans inside are large, creamy with pink stripes.
  • Can be used as (1) Fresh bean – needs to be picked small and young otherwise it can be tough (2) Fresh shelling bean – let the bean grow to full size and the insides bulge, then peel off the exterior (which will be tough) to eat the delicious green pea like beans inside (3) Dried bean – leave the bean on the vine to ripen fully and dry. Once fully dry, shell and store in a jar and use as a dried bean in winter soups and stews.
  • Size: This is a tall climbing bean – growing to 2m+ and will need a tall trellis, or be planted against a shed wall, fence or why not try a living teepee? Great in large pots or grow bags. TIP: Pinch out growing shoots before your bean has reached the top of your trellis to encourage it to branch out.
  • Sowing: Sow seed indoors in early spring in individual punnets and plant out once the risk of frost has passed in your area. Do not soak bean seed as this risks rotting – plant into damp seed raising mix and don’t water again until the soil feels dry. Check out our corn seed sowing guide for a free and easy trick for sowing into individual punnets. Or sow direct in garden beds in late spring and summer, once the risk of frost has passed in your area.
  • Planting: Grows well in full sun or part-shade. Space seeds around 20cm apart.  Beans fix nitrogen from the atmosphere so don’t need a lot of added fertiliser, but do appreciate a soil enriched with compost, worm castings and gentle manures (cow, sheep, horse).

Please note seeds can be shipped across Australia, but due to quarantine restrictions we cannot ship seed to WA or Tasmania.

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When to plant

Spring, Summer


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