Bush Bean: Borlotti Red Rooster

Phaseolus vulgaris
40 seeds/pkt
    • Dwarf (Bush)
    • Great for both dried beans and pods
      Dwarf (bush) bean. Plants produce large pods, up to 12cm long, that are green with red speckles containing speckled red seeds(beans) that dry to a tan colour. Pods are excellent eating when young but are more often left to fully mature for dried bean production. The seeds within the pods are used as a dried bean and have an excellent flavour ideal for soups, stews and homemade baked beans. Very productive. Dried beans store very well. 

$3.25 inc GST

$3.25 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

This is the large plump red rooster bean that is pinkish-brown in colour with reddish-brown streaks. Borlotti beans are widely used in Italian cooking and have a sweetish flavour with a smooth creamy texture. They work well in salads and casseroles. Young pods are really great when stir-fry. These beautiful red pods will definitely add some colour in your dish and your kids will love them. This variety produces mottled red pods about 13cm in length. It is resistant to a lot of diseases and very productive. Mainly used as a dried bean for soups and stews or Mexican cuisine but can also be used fresh as with other beans. Beans are best picked frequently and will continue to flower of a long period for an extended harvest. This bean is a dwarf variety so doesn't need anything to climb on.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 20mm
Germination: 7 to 14 days at 21-32°C
Life Cycle: Frost tender annual
Plant Height: Climbing
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 10cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 60 to 70 days
Other: Plants require adequate spacing and sunlight to maintain dwarf habit. Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Pods are best when young and tender. Let pods fully mature if growing for dried beans.