Find the best Borlotto beans for your garden and save 20%
Bean varieties differ in their response to climate and soil, and there are differences in flavor and tenderness depending on where they are grown. The only way to find which variety is best for you and your location is to experiment! That's why we offer this collection of four of our best-selling varieties at a 20% savings over buying the packs individually.
The Borlotto Bean Sampler includes one packet of each of these varieties: the bush types Vigevano and Lingua di Fuoco; and the pole types Lamon and Lingua di Fuoco Rampicante. Plant the bush types several times for the longest period of harvest. Grow the pole types on a trellis or bean teepee, where they will produce over a long season.
Borlotto beans are wonderfully versatile because they can be eaten fresh, when the beans are tender and full, or they can be left to dry and saved for winter cooking.
Posted by Chris Baswell on 25th Apr 2014
I grew Borlotto Lingua do Fuoco, climbing, last summer. Although I was forced to be away from my garden for six crucial weeks in high summer, these beans grew splendidly and bore a generous crop. Because the beans are large, shelling them fresh or dry is easy and goes pretty fast. They were especially wonderful cooked right out of the shell, but they also dried beautifully and have given me many meals all winter. Still a few cups left, for a last soup on a rainy afternoon.