This colourful bean is a multi-purpose Italian speciality. Use the fresh young pods as flageolet beans (semi-mature pods with succulent seeds), or allow them to mature and ripen for use as haricot beans.
The spectacular flattish pods of Climbing Bean' Firetongue' are heavily splashed with reddish streaks which disappear on cooking.
A particularly eye catching bean that makes an attractive and productive addition to the vegetable plot.
Height: 180cm (70"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.