Broad Bean 'The Sutton' (Seeds)

Vicia faba | Fava Beans

Hardy Annual

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Compact growing variety of broad bean, which is ideal for smaller gardens. It offers bumper crops of 15cm (6in) pods that contain 5 tender beans, delicious to taste. Ideal for successional sowings, giving a harvest throughout summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 25cm (10in)

Hardy Annual

full sun

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1 packet (30 broad bean seeds) (TKA54113)

  • Sow seed 5cm (2in) deep into prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, that has been raked to a fine tilth.
  • Sow double rows, allowing 23cm (9in) between plants, and 30cm (12in) between each row. Sow in succession to extend the harvest season.
  • The growing season can be extended further by sowing seed under cloches.
  • Pinch out the tips of the plants when in full flower to help the pods swell and to help reduce the infestation of blackfly.
  • Pick crops fequently when pods are well0filled but still tender.
  • Broad Beans are a good source of pro-vitamin A and vitamins C and E, and are also a good source of protein and fibre.

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