Ths traditional variety is renowned for its reliability and flavour. This heavy cropping bean (5-8 beans per pod) is a tall plant growing to 135cm. To limit the height you can pinch out the tops and use them as greens. 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 then grow on and plant out when about 15cm tall. We grow our beans in triple rows which do seem to help keep them upright however a tall variety such as Bunyards Exhibition may need some additional support from canes and string.
EAT: When in full flower the tops can be pinched out for use as greens: this will limit 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.