A major breakthrough in British runner bean breeding, offering predominantly self setting plants for a guaranteed crop. This profusely white-flowering variety combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans, resulting in extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless pods up to 25cm (10″) long, with a great texture and true runner bean taste. The vastly improved flower setting of Runner Bean Moonlight means an earlier and continual crop even during poor weather.
Runner beans do best in a sunny, sheltered position where they are not effected by the wind. They require a deep, fertile soil that has had lots of well-rotted compost or manure dug into it.
Runner Beans are frost tender and can only be sown outdoors when the chance of frost as passed. Sow seeds 5cm (2″) deep into small pots undercover April/May; harden off and plant out once the risk of frost has passed.
Plant 23-30cm (9-12″) apart.
Space rows 60cm (2ft) apart.