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    Default Burro climbing french beans

    Has any grape tried growing Burro D'ingenoli climbing french beans,? They were a recommendation from Monty Don as one of the best, but try as I might I have sown two years running and find even germinating a problem with them. I thought I'd have a last attempt this year but the seed company I normally get them from doesn't list them this year so perhaps its not just me!!! Any advice would be really grateful Thanks
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    i've looked for these in my french seed catalogue and cant find them ...are they a yellow bean? i grow cobra - which is a climbing haricot bean (green) and they are super...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wollyanna View Post
    Has any grape tried growing Burro D'ingenoli climbing french beans,? They were a recommendation from Monty Don as one of the best, but try as I might I have sown two years running and find even germinating a problem with them. I thought I'd have a last attempt this year but the seed company I normally get them from doesn't list them this year so perhaps its not just me!!! Any advice would be really grateful Thanks
    I've never grown them myself, but because I was curious about them after reading your post, I did a google search. Most of the sites I looked at said that either they were no longer available or were listed as dwarf beans and not climbing beans.

    But I do hope that you manage to get some - perhaps another grape on here has grown them and has spare seed.
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    Burro means donkey, doesn't it? Don't know what that implies about the bean?
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    Well they were very stubborn about germinating. If I manage to find them again I'll have one last try and then put it down to experience if they fail yet again.

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