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Runner bean Donna [Phaseolus vulgaris]

Runner bean Donna [Phaseolus vulgaris]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Runner bean Donna is a strain with flat 20-24cm long pods that is ideal for indoor cultivation. Also suitable for greenhouses and foil houses in cooler areas. Vigorous, robust, productive and easy to harvest. Strong bean flavor. Also suitable for the early sets in cooler temperatures.

General information
Plant family: Fabaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 90 days
Plant hight approx: 250 cm
Root type: Heart rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until 4°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, rich in humus, moderately nutritious, deep

pH value: 6 to 6.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-2 cm
Best germination temperature: 12-18°C
Germination time: 10-20 days
Plant-, row distance: 15x40 cm

Optimal mix culture: Valerian, Savory, Borage, Dill, Strawberry, Cabbage, Chard, Redish, Tomato, Cucumber, sellery, Beetroot, Lettuce, Horseradish, Cranberry, Curry herb, Birch
Unfavorable mix culture: Pea, Fennel, Leek, Garlic, Pepper, Chives, Onion, Bean

Planting information
Beans are sown in spring outdoors at soil temperatures of around 10 °C from March to May and for autumn sowing from September to October in a mild climate.
Direct sowing in rows or in clumps with 5-6 seeds per planting hole is recommended. The pre-swelling of the seed is possible and shortens the germination time. Runner beans are climbing plants and need climbing aids.
Bean plants feel most comfortable at temperatures between 18 and 25°C. They prefer a sunny and sheltered location.
Cultivation is worthwhile, easy and undemanding.

Other names
Latin botanical names: Phaseolus vulgaris
English names: Runner bean, bean 
German names: Stangenbohne, Bohne, Fisole, Gartenbohne, Strankerl
Portuguese names: Feijão corredor
Spanish names: Frijol corredor
French names: Haricot à rames, Haricot d'Espagne

Runner beans are high in protein and rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins. The components of runner beans include potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper and selenium.

Potent germination capacity: 3-4 years

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  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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