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Bean 'Dwarf french'  

Phaseolus vulgaris

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'Dwarf french' is a Bean variety in the Phaseolus genus with a scientific name of Phaseolus vulgaris. 'Dwarf french' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Leaves appear approximately as a   Forest green (web) colour.

French beans are sometimes called dwarf beans. They are easy to grow and do not need staking. French beans can withstand dry conditions, perhaps better than any other crop.

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual/Perennial plant - which means it typically can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Dwarf french normally grows to a max height of 1.30 feet (40.0 cm metric). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Dwarf french Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Dwarf french have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Dwarf french

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  • Medium

French beans should never be planted if the soil is wet and cold. Never pour water in the drill at sowing time.

Dwarf french likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Dwarf french is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Dwarf french are Zone 5 and Zone 13. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 6.8 as Dwarf french likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Dwarf french from seed

Aim to sow 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Dwarf french about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Dwarf french

Keep watered and watch for shield bugs and green caterpillars. For a continuous crop, plant more seeds as soon as the previous planting starts to flower.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Dwarf french is a tender plant.

Harvesting Dwarf french

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Bean Dwarf french Etymology

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 1.

Misspellings of Bean 'Dwarf french'

French runner, French runner bean

Other Names for Bean 'Dwarf french'

French Snap bean, French Half-Runner bean, Dwarf Haricots verts

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