Bean, Broad Coles Early Dwarf

Overview

Botanical Name: Vicia faba

Mr Fothergill's broad beans produce a heavy cropping variety, growing about 1.5m with medium sized pods. Full of flavour and a strong hardy grower, broad beans like a rich, well dug soil but most soils will give a satisfactory crop. Broad beans provide a fantastic source of vitamin C, folate and fibre and are Ideal for deep freezing.

We hope you enjoy these broad bean seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill’s.

Plant Height: 1m

Learn some handy Bean Planting Tips or browse through other Peas & Beans!

How To Grow

Prepare double rows 30cm (1’) apart, 5cm (2”) deep, sowing seeds 25cm (10”) apart. If more than one double row is to be planted allow 60cm (2’) between them. Pinch out the top of the plants when pods are 7-10cm (3-4”) long. This will encourage an earlier crop of well filled pods and help to deter blackfly. Broad Beans like a rich, well dug soil but most soils will give a satisfactory crop. If possible add a general fertiliser to the soil before sowing. Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.

When To Plant

South Island: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun

North Island: Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Harvest

18-20 weeks