Pre-sowing • Trellis

Romano pole bean

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Delicious string beans with long, flat pods. This variety grows more than 2 meters tall, so it needs a trellis to climb up. You'll get a lot of juicy beans. The more you pick, the longer you harvest.

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Sowing: 1 May - 30 June

Level 1

sowed indoors

0 - 7 days

Level 2

seedlings visible

~week 1

Level 3

seedlings planted

1-2 weeks

Level 4

little plants

2-6 weeks

Level 5

at the trellis

6-8 weeks

Level 6

first harvest

8-11 weeks

Level 7

first harvest

11-17 weeks

Level 8

continual harvesting

17-23+ weeks

Sowing time: May - June
Height: 200 cm
Contents: 30 grams
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Romano Pole Bean

These delicious Romano pole beans are a type of string bean with long, flat pods. This variety grows over 2 meters tall and produces a huge harvest of juicy string beans. The more you pick the longer you harvest.

Species name: Helda
Family: legume
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: 21°C in 7-10 days
Time to harvest: after 9-10 weeks
Sunlight: full sun

Want to buy Romano pole bean seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack:

Sowing and growing

Germination is tough in cold or rainy weather, so give these plants a head start indoors. Mix together equal parts MM-Mix and vermiculite, plant your seeds in a pot, and put your pots on the windowsill.

As soon as you see the first seedings, transfer them to a garden box outside. 

The plants will grow over 2 meters tall, so they need a trellis. Plant them in a patch at the back of your garden box. 8 plants fit in one square patch.

Once the plants make it through the first couple of weeks, they grow easily.

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app. 

How do you use them?

Harvest Romano pole beans when they’re still flat and about 20 cm long: that's when they're tastiest. Cut them from the plant using scissors. 
Always cook your Romano pole beans. Don't eat them raw. 
The most popular way to eat them is to first cut them into narrow, diagonal strips and boil them briefly. Add to white beans for a classic dish: 'bare bottom in the grass'. 
Serve on the side or add them to salads, stir fries, and soups. 

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