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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Sultana' (French bean 'Sultana')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Intermediate
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
4 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
2m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Sultana'

Other names: French bean 'Sultana', Climbing bean 'Sultana'

Genus: Phaseolus Phaseolus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Sultana' _ 'Sultana' is a half-hardy, climbing annual with pencil-like pods of stringless, green beans in late-summer and early autumn.


Phaseolus vulgaris 'Sultana' is: Deciduous

Foliage: Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

Habit: Climbing

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Bean seed fly , Pea and bean weevil , Seed beetle , Slugs , Snails , Thrips Aphids , Bean seed fly , Pea and bean weevil , Seed beetle , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases: Chocolate spot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Halo blight , Powdery mildew Chocolate spot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Halo blight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Provide support for growing stems. As they grow, ensure the plants continue to twine around their canes. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Sultana' (French bean 'Sultana') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in fertile, but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.Choose a spot which did not have beans last year. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a general purpose fertilizer 1 week before planting.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Sultana'

Other names: French bean 'Sultana', Climbing bean 'Sultana'

Genus: Phaseolus Phaseolus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Sultana' _ 'Sultana' is a half-hardy, climbing annual with pencil-like pods of stringless, green beans in late-summer and early autumn.


Phaseolus vulgaris 'Sultana' is: Deciduous

Foliage: Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

Habit: Climbing

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Bean seed fly , Pea and bean weevil , Seed beetle , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases: Chocolate spot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Halo blight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Provide support for growing stems. As they grow, ensure the plants continue to twine around their canes. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Sultana' (French bean 'Sultana') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in fertile, but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.Choose a spot which did not have beans last year. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a general purpose fertilizer 1 week before planting.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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