NZH Bob’s bean found its way to NZ in the socks of a soldier returning from WWII. He hid in the hills of Italy after escaping from a POW camp and chose to collect seeds from the bean he had enjoyed eating whilst serving in the war. A lovely shellout dry bean that grows well in NZ conditions. The beans are round with beautiful two toned brown stripes, great eaten in soups, stews and bean salads.
Sow in trays in glasshouse in September or direct in the garden when chance of frost has passed. From trays prick out when true leaves appear and transplant into fertile soil at 15-20cm spacing under a trellis for support. For autumn crop repeat sowing in January/February.