Common Name: Runner bean
Cultivar: 'Red Rum'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Time to plant seeds: April to May
'Red Rum' is a self-fertilie variety that starts cropping early in the summer and carries on producing heavy crops throughout the season. Its ability to set beans even in poor weather means that it outcrops many other varieties. It also shows resistance to the disease, halo blight, which attacks both leaves and beans. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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