Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Howick/Auckland
Number of Seeds: 20
Description: Climber, green snap, shellout, dry bean. Grown in New Zealand since early settlers? days. Sent to me by Mrs Patterson of Howick who has its history right back in her family to when it was stolen by a gardener from King George the 5th or 6th garden. Very colourful pods – yellow with bright red streaks. A wide, flat short type with a curly point on the end and no strings. An excellent addition to any home garden. Can be eaten as a green bean when young and flat, and is particularly good as a shellout bean or even as a dried bean. The plants do not grow very tall and crop heavily over a short period.
Planting Instructions: Scatter sow into seed trays and transplant at 10 cm spacing under trellis as soon as second leaves appear. This avoids problems with birds, slugs, snails, and rotting in cold ground.