A British re-selection that gives an improved form of the ever popular Achievement. Runner Bean Achievement Merit gives heavy yields of long, smooth, slender straight pods that have exquisite flavour which are produced in abundance from these RHS Vegetable Collection seeds over a long season. Tender beans, ideal for use in the kitchen or on the show bench. Red flowered variety, particularly attractive in the garden.
Sow seeds mid April in pots indoors, plant out from end May. Early May – early July (outdoors). Sow seeds 5cm (2in) deep in a well prepared soil. It is best to erect supports before planting. Allow 2 plants per pole placed at 15-20cm (6 to 8in) apart as a structure, or grow up netting or a 4 cane wigwam. Allow about 1 metre (3ft) between wigwams.
Water copiously during dry weather, particularly when flowers are forming, as roots must never be allowed to dry out. Mulch heavily with compost/grass cuttings. Pinch out once plants have reached the tops of supports. Pick regularly to ensure continuou
Grows in any fertile soil in full sun.