Aguadulce broad bean seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Extremely hardy. The ultimate in fine seeded broad beans, with very small, almost round, tender, sweet beans. Well filled pods sit horizontally on the plants for easier picking and contain approximately 5 beans each. 100 cm(40in).
Height: 100 cm/40in.
Useful Information: Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit; Vitamin B; Vitamin C; Folate; Dietary fibre
Sow and grow: Outdoors October-February, where they are to crop, 5 cm (2-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. To make the best use of space, sow seeds 23 cm (9-inch) apart, in a wide row in a zigzag pattern, leaving a space of 60 cm (2-feet) between each row. Seedlings usually appear in 14-24 days. Do not sow in very cold weather or when soil is waterlogged. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: June-August.
Hints and tips: Pinch out growing tips when first pods are approximately 1 cm (4-inch) long. This encourages an early crop and helps deter blackfly. Ideal for deep freezing.
Care and Cultivation: Sowings benefit from cloche protection in the early stages of growth or where grown in exposed locations. Protection from birds may be advisable when plants are young.
1x 50 Seeds Pack