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Flat Bean in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Phaseolus vulgaris

 

Flat Bean

Flat beans, which are also known as helda beans and romano beans, are a a type of bean with a wide, flat edible pod, on average around 5" long. When picked young they are stringless, and can be cooked whole. When more mature they can be podded, like broad beans.

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plant Features
  • Flat Bean likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Flat Bean likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Flat Bean is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Flat Bean likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Flat Bean

Latin name

Phaseolus vulgaris

type

Vegetable

family

Fabaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Flat Bean likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Flat Bean is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Flat Bean likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Flat Bean likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Flat Bean is 0.40meters x 1.50meters 0.40 M 1.50 M

Phaseolus vulgaris

Flat beans, which are also known as helda beans and romano beans, are a a type of bean with a wide, flat edible pod, on average around 5" long. When picked young they are stringless, and can be cooked whole. When more mature they can be podded, like broad beans.


Propagating by seed

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow French beans in divided trays in the greenhouse in mid Spring, in moist compost. Do not plant in open ground until after the danger of frost has passed.

 

Planting outdoors

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Plant out container grown plants in rows 2 feet apart and 6 inches between plants when plants are strong and have at least two true leaves

 
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