Seed - Snake Bean


1 RHS Snake Bean seed pack

(Botanical Name: Vigna unguiculata )  

Pack Size 25 seeds


This variety performs exceptionally well in subtropical and tropical regions. A heavy cropper producing long stringless beans that have an outstanding flavour. The vigorous plants will thrive in a range of soil conditions. Best grown over a trellis or frame as the lush stems will grow quite long.

Plant Height: 2-3m

How to Grow: 

Sow in rows 60cm (24in) apart. Space seeds 10-15cm (4-6in) apart and 2.5cm (1in) deep. To avoid rot, avoid over watering seeds during germination. Seedlings appear in 10-21 days, slightly slower than other beans.
Keep plants moist during dry periods and weed free. Support growing plants by growing them against a fence or trellis.

When to Sow/Plant Seed: 

Spring and Summer


12 weeks

Soil Type:

Well cultivated, sunny position


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