Popular Name: Botanical Name: Vicia faba Plant Height: Plant Class: Pack quantity: 65 seeds Item code: 22025 Despatch: Within 5-7 days
Originally offered in the 1950, but believed to have been developed many years before, Red Epicure stands alone in producing mahogany-skinned beans. They retain their colour if steamed gently rather than boiled and have a magnificently old fashioned broad bean flavour.
Sow indoors in February-April, 1in/2.5cm deep in individual pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. Temperature 15-20°C /60-68°F. Harden off before planting out 9in/23cm apart during April-May. Sow outdoors in February-May, where they are to crop, 2in/5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Sow seeds 9in/23cm apart, spacing 2ft/60cm between each row. Seedlings usually appear in 10-18 days.
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