Pheaeolus vulgaris. One of the most reliable French beans, a prolific cropper, producing heavy yields of long, straight, sweetly-flavoured stringless pencil-podded beans over a long period. A vigorous climber, it quickly clambers to the top of poles & starts producing beans ahead of most other varieties. The pale violet flowers make it pretty enough to grow in the ornamental garden too. Seed count approx - 20.