French beans come in green, red, purple and flecked coloured varieties. The beans and pods can be eaten either green or the beans dried and stored for winter. Most French bean plants are dwarfing and are grown as low bushy annuals. They prefer a light, fertile soil.
Sow seed: 5cm deep, 5-10cm apart from mid-spring (indoors) to mid-summer (outdoors)
Varieties: Cropper Teepee, Masai, The Prince