Sold by: Franchi Seeds
Special Diet: Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Lamon hails from the Veneto region where it is traditionally used to make the dish Pasta e Fagioli.
Can be stored over winter dried or frozen for when fresh veg is scarce.
Borlotti beans, from northern Italy, are shelled before eating. For freezing, shell when the pods are still leathery, for drying, shell when the pods are completely dry. The beans are used in a variety of local dishes. Paniscia (from Piemonte), half way between a risotto and a soup, contains beans, meat, rice and savoy cabbage. Bean salad contains beans (cooked until tender) mixed with tuna in olive oil and finely sliced red Tropea onion. Borlotti beans are also wonderful for making Italian baked beans in a rich tomato sauce (tomato, molasses, garlic, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, onion and beer).
The beans are placed under the sun outdoors to dry when weather conditions allow this. If this is not possible a traditional dryer is used keeping the temperature low. After this phase an initial cleaning is done to separate the coarser impurities and any foreign objects like pebbles or soil.
The presence of the Saluggia bean is mentioned in some historical sources dating back to 1535 and it still plays an important role in the local economy.
Annual: Sow 2cm deep, from April to July in modules to transplant outside after risk of frost has past or sow directly outside from May when the garden has warmed up in well-prepared soil containing generous amounts of compost. Protect from slugs and snails. Easy to grow, sow, wait, then harvest at the end of the season.
Approximate seeds quantity: @60
Partnership plant: Chard, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cucumber,
Chicory and Radicchio, Lettuce, Aubergine, Radish.
What to sow after: Chard, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cucumber,
Chicory and Radicchio, Fennel, Endive, Lettuce, Aubergine,
Melon, Pepper, Tomato, Leek, Parsley, Radish, Spinach,
Lamb's lettuce, Courgette.
Brand: Franchi Seeds