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Chinese red noodle beans

SwedboySwedboy Posts: 394

Anyone tried these? Mine has finally germinated so I hope I will get some later in the year.


  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I tried yard long beans, red noodle last year without success image don't know if the variety grown was a chinese one but have seeds left and am going to try again image.

    The variety I have are sensitve to night time temperature drops and me thinks I sowed them to early last year so am waiting till the end of May to sow in the GH. They grow more vigorously under cover and need warmth but would possibly grow well in a more southern climate and in a sheltered spot.   .

    I'd suggest making a second sowing if you have seeds left, at the end of May.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I purchased the seeds from a well known seed supplier which I've used for several years. Never had a problem either with the supplier or previous veg seeds.

    This variety is harder to grow though so not yet been tasted but part of the pleasure in growing stuff is to dip your toe in the water and try different varieties.

  • SwedboySwedboy Posts: 394

    They look rather stunning and can be quite long according to google. Bought them on a whim at a seed fair. I planted the seeds in pots outdoors some weeks ago so I think they are ok to be outdoors. Think the seller's, who is Somerset beaded, package didn't say greenhouse. That would have stopped me.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I bought mine on a  whim Swedboy too, image P&P was free on line if the order was over an amount and me thinks I was 50p short but I'm confident under the right growing circumstances they'll grow image

    It's a learning curve, nothing ventured, nothing gained...

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