OH A heritage bean with many names from the Native American Haudenosaunee peoples. Known as Flagg, Skunk or Chester this is a large Lima shaped bean with beautiful black and white streaks and speckles. The diversity is large with some predominantly black and others predominantly white and others in between. A vigorous climbing bean that will grow to almost 4m if you let it! It can be eaten green when green and very young, also great as a dried bean in soups and stews.
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.