Dwarf French bean

Dwarf French Bean 'Boby Bianco'

Dwarf French bean - Dwarf French Bean    'Boby Bianco'

Common Name: Dwarf French bean
Genus: Dwarf French Bean
Cultivar: 'Boby Bianco'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 5.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 15.0 cm
Harvest: July to October
Months to Sow Ouside: April to June




  • An early white seeded variety this dwarf green bean has stringless pods about 12cm long. Becoming more popular here in the UK you can now find Italian Boby beans in Covent Garden market. They are recommended by Cucina Caldesi in their recipe for 'Fagiolini in sugo di pomodori' - Green beans in tomato sauce.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow outside - April to June when the air temperature is above 15°C
    Sow 2-5cm deep 8cm apart in rows 30cm apart thin plants to 15/20cm apart or sow in blocks with plants 15 cm apart each way. Plant with lots of organic matter at the roots and feed once in flower with a high-potash fertiliser to prolong cropping.

    Harvest - July to October


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