Superb, high yielding variety producing large, flat, stringless pods in abundance. Excellent quality ideal for the show bench. Can be grown in a cold greenhouse or poly tunnel for extra early crops.
Height 1.8m (6ft).
A quality early and high yielding bean that is dark green, tender and exceptionally tasty. The attractive smooth straight pods are 18-20cm long, round and stringless. Cobra can be harvested over a long period, right through to the autumn if picked regularly. It has pretty violet flowers. RHS AGM
French beans dislike wind and cold and a sudden frost will kill them so grow in a warm and sunny sheltered spot and plant out in June. They grow best in a fertile soil with plenty of organic matter dug in, this should be neutral to slightly acidic with a pH of 5.5-7.
Sow 5cm (2″) deep.
Plant 30cm (12″) apart.
Space rows 45cm (18″) apart.