This versatile bean is a member of the Aquadulce family making it ideal for autumn sowing or indeed spring sowing. Overwintering will give you an earlier crop; otherwise look forward to your harvest in early to mid summer. It has long pods with 6/7 white beans giving you a high yield. They are a good choice for freezing. Grows to 90cm high. 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; this does 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.