BROAD BEAN MASTERPIECE LONGPOD ~ this reliable and popular variety (With an AGM from the RHS) is hardy almost everywhere in the UK. Look forward to up to 7 beans per pod with a lovely flavour. They are excellent fresh or for freezing. This is a strong growing variety. 40 seeds SOW: in spring. We start all our beans in modules and then plant out, you can sow them in situ and protect with cloches while they get going. Late sowings are fine in the open. GROW: if pot sown grow on and plant out when about 15cm tall. We grow our beans in triple rows which do seem to help keep even the taller varieties upright EAT: When in full flower the tops can be pinched out for use as greens. This will restrict the height. Pick when the beans begin to show before the pods are too large. Fresh broad beans from the garden are a taste not to be missed. To Freeze – shell, blanch for 3 minutes, plunge into cold water, drain and pack into portions.