Hunter produces bright green flat podded stringless beans which are ideal for forcing under heated glass, unheated polytunnels or maincrops outside.It is a very prolific variety. Climbing French Beans such as this variety should be supported in much the same way as you would Runner Beans.
This family of beans is frost tender and cannot be sown until the weather has warmed up.
WHEN TO SOW
April to June
Where to Sow
Early sowings can be made underglass at a temperature of 16°C, sow 3 seeds per 8cm (3in) pot filled with seed sowing compost. Outside sowings can be made from May onwards into the growing site 5cm (2in) deep. Sow 2-3 seeds every 20cm(8in) apart with rows spaced 60cm (24in) apart.
What to do next
Seedlings sown underglass should be gradually hardened off before planting outside in late May to the above spacing, once all risk of frost has past. Provide support by canes or netting for plants to climb. Water regularly during dry weather.
July to September
Pick regularly whilst beans are young to encourage a longer harvest period.
A good source of vitamins A, K and folic acid.