Popular Name: Botanical Name: Plant Height: 75cm/30in Plant Class: Pack quantity: 65 seeds Item code: 13277 Despatch: Within 10-14 days
The classic white-seeded variety for autumn sowing, they withstand the worst of winters to give an early crop of well filled pods on compact plants. Height: 75cm/30in
Sowing broad beans and peas in the autumn is the only way to guarantee an early spring harvest at a time of year when there is little else cropping. Not only can you enjoy the unbeatable taste of freshly picked beans and peas as early as May, but the plants are often advanced enough to avoid the worst of the spring pests such as black fly and pea and bean weevil. The young plants will need protection from slugs and may need covering with fleece over winter in cold or exposed areas.
“Over the years I‘ve found Broad Bean Superaguadulce and Pea Douce Provence to be the hardiest and most reliable of the autumn planting varieties. They have an excellent flavour too”. Tim Jeffries
Height: 24 to 30in/60 to 75cm. Sow October to January or February to March. Double rows 1ft/30cm apart. When more than one double row is Sown, allow 2ft/60cm between them. Spacing 9in/23cm apart. Pinch out top of plants when pods are 3 to 4in/7.5 to 10cm long to deter blackfly and encourage an earlier crop of well bulked pods. Harvest June onwards. Harvest regularly to encourage a continuous supply of beans. For bumper crops, dig in plenty of well rotted compost before sowing or feed with a general purpose fertiliser. Keep down weeds and water well in dry periods. Suitable for freezing.
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