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Broad Bean 'Superaguadulce'

The hardiest broad bean there is, for sowing anytime from autumn until spring. It's highly prolific and easy to grow, and yet remains one of the most delicious in terms of flavour and texture.
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35 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

5 seedlings (511605-5)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
Heritage
Common name
Broad Bean Crimson-flowered
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow Feb/March and Oct/Nov in Rootrainers for planting out in early spring, or direct sow straight into the ground March/April. Plant seed 5cm deep, 20cm apart in staggered rows 30cm apart. Sow extra seeds at the end of the row for transplants.

Description

The hardiest broad bean there is, for sowing any time from autumn until spring. It's highly prolific and easy to grow, and yet remains one of the most delicious in terms of flavour and texture.

In the spring, before the beans crop, inter-sow your lines of broad beans with summer savory – the delicious herb which tastes like thyme. This helps protect against black bean aphid and a sprig or two in their boiling water gives the beans delicious flavour.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Will need staking, watering and having the tips pinched out once pods start to form.