Borlotti Beans


These were by no means the most productive plant I’ve grown. Only a few pods appeared on most plants (although in all fairness, they were not sown in the more productive soil). However were probably the most satisfying. The plants came up quickly and the pods were so pretty. It was surprising to see the beans reflected the colourful pods so closely.

Also, whilst most other plants need to be dealt with immediately, you have the luxury of letting these mature and age on the vine before picking them and then can just dry them. I only have a small jar from my efforts, but am very proud of them and treat them like they are Jack’s beans from Jack and the Beanstalk.

I plan to use them in future in a very special Minestrone. Expect more Borlotti Beans in my future.

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