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What’s wrong with these keaves

I’m a first year allotment grower, should I worry about my runner beans?

thanks you 


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,583
    It looks like a virus of some sort but I am sure someone out there will have a less scary idea.
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Don’t know what it is, but they are very beautiful! 
  • garlicgirlgarlicgirl Posts: 12
    I had this on my French beans this year. Not sure what it is but they weren’t very vigorous plants anyway so I pulled them out and started again with a more vigorous variety. I had this last year (different area though) and didn’t seem to affect the crop. Maybe someone else on here can shed a little more light?
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,440
    Are there any sap sucking insects like aphids on the underside of the leaves? They would weaken the plant but as you already have flowers I would leave them and just hope for some crop. I think it too late to start now from beans.  Does anyone else on the allotment have a problem as well?
  • No aphids they are doing real well covered in flowers 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Could it be bean yellow mosaic virus which can be transmitted by aphids?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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