Bean, Broad Early Longpod


Botanical Name: Vicia faba

Mr Fothergills broad beans are an excellent green-seeded variety, producing very long pods and giving high yields of well flavoured beans. Broad bean early longpod beans provide heapy crops are also useful as a legume for soil improvement.

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

Plant Height: 1.2m

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

How To Grow

Prepare double rows 30cm (12”) apart, 5cm (2”) deep, sowing seeds 25cm (10”) apart. If more than one double row is to be planted allow 60cm (24”) 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 feed the soil before sowing with a general fertiliser. Pick regularly to ensure a continuous supply. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days.

When To Plant

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

North Island:Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul


12-14 weeks