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French Bean Firetongue


An Italian classic heirloom borlotti with red and white firey-looking pods, Firetongue beans are one of the most attractive beans as they grow, it’s almost a shame to pick them! But when you do, you can enjoy an incredibly versatile bean which can be eaten fresh (steaming helps preserve the colour), or dried as a delicious and nutritious addition to a winter casserole, soup or stew.

Average 50 seeds.

In stock

112 in stock

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Group 1820

Sowing info

Can be sown in position May to early June, if you have no problem with mice or pigeons. Sow close together as little as 7cm apart at a depth of 5cm. Alternatively, sow indoors in module trays from April to May. Beans are fast growing, so don’t be tempted to sow too early. Harden off and plant out after all risk of frost has passed, providing support.

Growing info

Plants should be efficient climbers, so will require little training. Pick when pods are young and tender to enjoy fresh or leave pods on plant to semi dry to harvest drying beans for storage.

Sowing Months: February – May
Harvest Months: July – October
Position: Full sun

Delivery to the UK only for all products and gift vouchers.

Standard Delivery
We aim to dispatch within 24 hours of receipt of order, standard delivery takes 2-3 days. During busy periods such as Christmas they may take longer.

Delivery Costs

Seeds up to 20 packs – Royal Mail untracked £2.95
Seeds over 20 packs – Royal Mail Small Parcel Tracked 48 £4.95


Easy to Grow


Chef's Selection


Pink, Red

If you would like to return your seeds, you can do so within 14 days of receiving them. All seed packs must be returned fully sealed and in their original packaging and state. When we receive your return, we will issue a refund within 7 working days if the packs are in good order.

Returns postage cost must be paid for yourself.

Unfortunately we cannot accept returns due to germination issues because there are too many variables involved in growing. We carefully monitor our germination rates to offer the highest quality seeds possible to our customers.

Please send returns [with your order number and contact details] to:

She Grows Veg Ltd.
Office 3,
Great Gilberts Farm,
Bluegate Lane,
Capel St Mary,

Please note that gift vouchers are non-refundable.
We very much hope you’re happy with your seed order. If we have made a mistake, please get in touch with us and we are very happy to help. Email – [email protected].