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Vicia faba
BEAN-AQUADULCE-BROAD-BUSH (LONG POD) is a heritage variety dating back to 1844, this is an early producer of nutty flavoured broad beans. Produces large amounts of medium green pods that are about 15cm long. Valuable winter & spring vegetable as it withstands heavy frosts. Used fresh or dried. Pick baby pods before beans are properly formed, slice & cook just like runner beans. An ideal variety for freezing. Pinching out tips after the first flowers appear encourages pods to set particularly in warmer areas. Grows to about 1m so is great for windy areas. Fixes nitrogen in the soil.


Germination Time (Days) 10 – 20
Maturity Time (Days) 90 – 150
Sowing Depth (mm) 60 – 80
Plant Spacing (cm) 15 – 25
Row Spacing (cm) 60
pH 6 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct
Seed Preparation