This lives up to its name with pods reaching some 35cm and more in length, each containing up to 9 green beans. It has an AGM reflecting its growing qualities as well as its tastiness – you will be able to look forward to a high yield from this variety. Another very good choice for freezing. Spring sow. 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. Imperial Green Longpod grows tp 90cm high - we grow our beans in triple rows which helps 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. This variety is a very good choice for freezing - shell, blanch for 3 minutes, plunge into cold water, drain and pack into portions.