Products — Beans

Field Beans are one of the world's most important legume crops and world production exceeds four million tonnes per annum.

There is a substantial usage of small, uniform round-seeded tic beans in the diet of racing pigeons in the UK, Belgium and Germany. Maris Bead is a tic bean that is used in this market. Maris Bead is a Church of Bures variety having been purchased from PBI. The input costs for growing tic beans are not necessarily greater than for animal feed. The crop must be harvested and dried very carefully. Tic beans should not be harvested less than 15.5-16.0% moisture where possible or dried at high temperatures because these conditions cause seed to crack and split.

Spring beans

MARIS BEAD

This is a Church of Bures variety. The round seed is small and is predominantly used for the pigeon trade. Medium/early ripening and good standing power. For an established variety it has good Downy Mildew resistance.

Broad beans

AQUADULCE

The most popular variety for autumn sowing and as such produces consistent high yields and beans of superb eating quality. A favourite with gardeners and commercial producers.

BUNYARDS EXHIBITION

This high yielding white seeded variety has long pods which make it ideal for picking.

EXPRESS

Early white-eyed variety with black and white flowers. Very popular with commercial growers.

GIANT EXHIBITION

White seeded variety with long pods of excellent quality.  Good variety for the fresh market.

IMPERIAL GREEN LONGPOD

Excellent quality green seeded variety. Long pods containing 6 -7 seeds per pod.

IMPERIAL GREEN WINDSOR

Pods shorter than the longpod varieties but with 5-6 excellent quality beans per pod.

MASTERPIECE GREEN LONGPOD

This variety has green seeds and produces pods similar in length to Bunyards Exhibition.

THE SUTTON

Early heavy cropping dwarf variety. Rather short pods about 4-5 beans per pod.
Height 1'/30 cm.

WITKIEM

Early variety producing a high yield of broad well-filled pods and a tasty crop.

Runner beans

ENORMA

One of the best varieties for pulling. Has long pods of very fine texture.

PRIZEWINNER

This variety produces an abundance of long pods of fine texture. Excellent table quality.

SCARLET EMPEROR

Although this variety has been on the market for many years it is still very popular particularly with the amateur gardener but also with Commercial Growers.  Long pods and and excellent cropper.

STREAMLINE

A reliable favourite. Long podded, good for table use and for exhibition. Very popular with the vegetable gardener and commercial producer.

 

Climbing Beans

BLUE LAKE

Round pods similar to dwarf french beans.  These are for fresh market, but also suitable for freezing.  White seeded.