PYO runner beans are available from June to July and make the best addition to a summer salad.
Picking runner beans is super easy as all you need to do is grab the bean where it connects to the stem, hold the stem with your other hand and pull it gently. The optimum size of a runner bean is between 6 and 8 inches so wait until they’re around that size to pick them to ensure you get the best tasting produce!
Once picked, you can store runner beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week to keep them fresher for longer. Just make sure you’ve dried them properly first otherwise they could develop mould.
We love eating our runner beans tossed with shallots and butter, added to any salad or even thrown into a curry!
Did you know runner beans are known as the amateur’s vegetable as they are reliable and easy to grow?