Algarve is a vigorous, very robust vine, reaching 2 to 2.5 M long over the course of the season. It sets plentiful white blooms in spring, followed by masses of very uniform, flattish mid-green pods that reach up to 25 cm long and about 2.5 cm wide. Completely stringless, they are smooth and attractive, looking as good as they taste.
Algarve is such an all-around superior performer that the Royal Horticulture Society granted it the coveted Award of Garden Merit. You will be delighted with its behavior in your garden. Keep the beans picked promptly for even more pods!
Growing Algarve is as easy as any other bean. When the soil warms in spring (and all danger of frost is past), place one bean in a small hole lightly covered with soil. Space the holes about 10 cm apart and the rows about 45 cm apart. As the vines grow, train them up a tower or teepee or in your 3 Sisters planting. You’ll be enjoying a bumper crop in no time!