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Beans

Spring and winter beans

The demand for limiting reliance on imports and increasing homegrown protein is increasing and we have winter beans which are suited to the UK climate available. 

Both organic and conventional spring and winter beans are available. Please get in touch for more details or to place an order.

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Spring Beans

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Fanfare

Conventional

Organic

A high yielding consistent favourite. Fully Recommended, it has high standing power, and has the pale hilum demanded by export markets. 

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LG Cartouche

Conventional

Organic

Good yields but exceptional protein quality and the best standing. Should be a consideration for any grower wishing to ‘home feed’ the harvested crop.

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Lynx

Conventional

High resistance to downy mildew with a strong standing, Lynx is a good variety to consider and especially popular for those in the West of the UK and Ireland.

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Vertigo

Conventional

Organic

An early maturing variety with good resistance to downy mildew. Vertigo has superb seed quality, pale hilum for export and an excellent Thousand Seed Weight.

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Victus

Conventional

Organic

A new Low vicine and convicine type which sits at the top of the list for yield, while offering the earliest ripening of any other listed variety. Good standing and good mildew resistance.

Winter Beans

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Bumble

Conventional

Organic

Bumble was added to the PGRO Recommended List 2016 and joins as the highest yielding varieties taking a respectable 10% of the market. Bumble has moderate length straw, good standing ability but is one of the later maturing varieties on the list. Like the hugely popular variety Wizard, Bumble has the largest grain and a pale hilum and is suitable for export as well as animal feed.

Winter beans at Cope Seeds & Grain

Honey

Conventional

Honey is the earliest maturing, shortest variety on the PGRO Recommended List with very stiff straw. The combination of excellent standing ability and early maturity makes Honey ideally suited to higher fertility and moisture production areas and also the North and West of the UK.
Honey produces large, attractive seed suitable for the export market.

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Tundra

Conventional

Organic

Listed in 2014, Tundra Winter Beans are becoming the established winter bean variety taking 69% of the market. Tundra offers a yield advantage of 5% over Wizard according to the latest PGRO list. It is an early ripening variety with straw length and standing power similar to Wizard. Having a pale hilum colour, this makes it highly suited for export. Tundra has a coloured flower and is a high tannin type bean.

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Vespa

Conventional

Vespa is on the PGRO Recommended List 2020 as the highest yielding variety, with yields that are 5% higher than other varieties on the market.

With a large seed size, improved standing ability and short, stiff straw, Vespa has a large grain and pale hilum that makes it suitable for both export and animal feed markets.

An excellent variety to consider.

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Wizard

Conventional

Wizard produces a large, attractive seed with a very good protein content. It is suited for use in the animal feed market and has excellent premium export potential for North Africa where it is used for splitting. Wizard has relatively short straw, is medium branching, stands well and has early maturity, with the added benefit of good Ascochyta resistance. Yields well on a wide variety of soil types in all locations – a popular variety.