Mamba Climbing French BeNs

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Mamba Climbing French BeNs

Postby Primrose » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:15 pm

As well as growing my favourite Cobra this year I'm experimenting with some Mamba variety which the Thompson & Morgan packet tells me produce double the yield of Cobra. Hmmm!

Has anybody ever grown them? The yield has been disappointing. They've only grown to half the height of Cobra (although the packet does say they are very suitable for container growing which ought to have given me a clue) but frustratingly they seem very reluctant to self twist round the canes and flop down to floor level immediately the weight of the beans pulls them down.

They seem to be halfway house betweenclimbing French beans and dwarf ones but I,m wondering if I,m condemning them simply because the hot weather my have impeded their normal growth (despite regular watering) and that in normal conditions they might usually grow to the height of Cobra?
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Re: Mamba Climbing French BeNs

Postby Westi » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:28 pm

Not heard of them but it is not the best year to put the descriptions on the packet to test for any variety I'd say! They would have been trialled over the last few years successfully to allow that description but we've not seen this weather for a long, long, time!
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