Broad Bean 'Masterpiece' Green Longpod

Broad Bean 'Masterpiece' Green Longpod is a hugely prolific and tasty broad bean which is my favourite for harvesting, blanching and freezing. More
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Broad Bean 'Masterpiece' Green Longpod is a hugely prolific and tasty broad bean which is my favourite for harvesting, blanching and freezing.

Genus Vicia
Group/Species V. faba
Variety Masterpiece Green Longpod
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Broad Bean, Fava Bean
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
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 Pinch out the top 10cm once plants are in full flower and the first 4 pods are forming. This encourages more pods and reduces blackfly problems. May need some support. 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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Excellent germination

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Reviewed 16th July 2018 by Gillian Leffler

My first attempt growing broad beans and it won’t be the last. Almost 100 per cent germination sown direct in April north east England. Sweet and delicious. Well worth growing.