Broad Bean 'Stereo'

Broad Bean 'Stereo' is famously the best tasting, small, tender broad bean you can grow, excellent raw or cooked. More
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Broad Bean 'Stereo' is famously the best tasting, small, tender broad bean you can grow, excellent raw or cooked.

It has been bred for thin skins on the actual beans so – even quite old – you won't need to skin them. They did well and survived the winter well here in Sussex. Highly recommended.

Genus Vicia faba
Variety Stereo
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Broad Bean, Fava Bean
Border Position Front
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 100-120cm (39-47in)
Spacing Plant seed 5cm deep, 20cm apart in staggered rows 30cm apart. Sow extra seeds at the end of the row for transplants. Plant seedlings 50-75cm apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow straight into the ground in early spring (March-April) or late autumn (September-October).
Care Tips Stake each plant and pinch out tips to avoid blackfly. Water well whilst the pods start to grow. Add manure to the soil before planting.
Storing These freeze well.
Harvesting June - July, 8-10 weeks from spring sowing. Regular picking (ideally 2 or 3 times a week) will keep production going for about 4-6 weeks.
Cooking Notes Try a delicious Samphire with Fresh Peas and Young Broad Beans recipe for a starter at a dinner party…
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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