Try a few different varieties for a long season full of fresh dwarf French beans
All of these varieties are suitable for freezing, giving you a year round French bean supply
Amethyst: Stringless purple pods. Has a long cropping period giving high yields.
Andante: Lovely round-podded green beans.
Annabel: A very early, quick growing variety.
Cala d'Or: Produces yellow pods. Much sweeter than the green varieties.
Canadian Wonder: Slighlty early and heavy cropper. Produces oval green pods.
Castandel: Best for colder areas of the UK, or starting before the weather has warmed up.
Compass: An extra fine French bean as would be seen in the "finest" range in supermarkets.
Faraday: A must for any keen bean grower. One of the tastiest Dwarf French Bean to become available for some time.
Ferrari: As the name suggests, this is one of the fastest growing beans and can produce a crop in just 12 weeks!
Hilton: A fast grower but better known for its super disease resistance.
Kinghorn Wax: An early cropping yellow variety with excellent resistance to Mosaic disease.
Mascotte: Best for window boxes or containers - neat and bushy with a compact root system.
Masterpiece Green: A long standing popular choice for bean growers. Produces reliable and consistent crops.
Maxi: You will get a 'Maxi' crop from this extra heavy cropping bean!
Nautica: A black seeded variety producing shorter pods, typically 13cm in length.
Paulista: Popular with our major supermarkets, so this is your bean if you're looking for familiarity. Medium-late maturing.
Polka: Very common across eastern Europe where yellow beans are hugely popular.
Purple Teepee: An early variety with purple pods which turn green on cooking.
Safrai: Also known as 'Kenyan Beans' due to their origins. Late cropper.
Saxa: An early cropper that produces longer sized beans that are quite broad and bent
Slenderette: Long dark slim almost glossy pods of outstanding flavour.
Sprite: An excellent storer. Bred in continental Europe.
Tasman: Best for warmer climes as they are drought tolerant. Perfect for the lazy gardener!
Tendercrop: Fast maturing in just 12 weeks. Self fertile - keep extra seeds for next years crop.
The Prince: A heavy cropping flat podded bean. The go-to bean for the exhibition growers!
Wachs Beste von Allen: An old Dutch variety approved since 1942, Wachs Beste von Allen (Best of all wax) has been a tried and tested variety for generations. Best for Salads.