self pollinating Kidney Beans

Questionsself pollinating Kidney Beans
Royston Harris Staff asked 10 years ago

Is there a Kidney Bean I can grow in my polytunnelthat will self pollinate?

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Gerry Daly

 

Kidney beans are French beans and do not need to be grown in a tunnel but can be. 'Borlotti' is a nice colourful one that climbs.

It is now too late to grow the crop for dried beans as these take longer that the two to three months required for green beans.

The crop is self-pollinating but a problem can arise in a tunnel because there is not enough action by bees and not enough movement by wind and the plants might to be shaken a little at least once each day, ideally about noon.

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