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Bacon Bean

Bacon Bean

Bacon Beans are tasty French beans. They've got 20cm-long, fleshy pods that stay tender a long time.  

Bacon Beans grow tall, so you'll plant them next to a trellis. That way their tendrils have something to grab onto. 

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Sowing time: May - June Height: 200 cm Contents: 20 grams

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Bacon Bean

These delicious Bacon Beans produce long, juicy beans: the tastiest green beans you can grow.  The more you pick the longer you harvest. 
Species name: Neckarköningin 
Family: Butterfly flower 
Plants per square patch: 8 along your trellis 
Height: 200 cm and up 
Sowing time: May and June 
Sowing depth: 2 to 3 cm 
Germination time: 21°C in 7-10 days 
Time to harvest: After 9-10 weeks 
Sunlight: Full sun 
Would you like to buy Bacon Bean seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack: 

What's so special about our Bacon Bean?

This special green bean variety produces long, juicy beans. The beans grow up to 25 cm long, and are nice and crispy. Highly recommended. 
In our part of the Netherlands - Groningen - they’re very popular. Most growers leave them to hang until the beans in the pods become really thick. Personally, I like to harvest them earlier.  

Sowing and growing

Germination is tough in cold or rainy weather, so give these seeds a head start indoors. Mix together 1 part MM-Mix and 1 part fine Vermiculite, plant your seeds in a pot, and put your pots in the windowsill. 
As soon as you see the first seedings, transfer them to their final home outside. The plants will grow over 2 meters tall, so they need a trellis. Plant them in a patch at the back of your raised bed. 8 plants fit in one square patch. 
Once the plants make it through the first couple weeks, they’ll grow without a hitch. 
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.  

How do you use it?

Cut the beans off the plants when they are about 20 cm long. 
In Groningen, some people like to leave the beans hanging until the beans themselves get thicker. Then you have to cook them longer. Some folks love it, some like to harvest earlier.

Always cook your Bacon Beans, don't eat them raw.

Serve as a side dish or add them to salads, stir-fries, and soups.