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Description – A gardener’s favourite for over 100 years for its reliable performance and heavy crop of long pods in most soils. The pods contain an average of 6 beans, with some up to 8 seeded. Broad Bean Bunyards Exhibition has a very good flavour and excellent for freezing.
Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil.
Sowing – Sow seeds February under cloches, or March-April outdoors. Ideally sown in double rows 5cm (2in) deep and 20-23cm (8-9in) apart in the row, with 20-23cm (8-9in) between each row. Allow at least 60cm (24in) between each double row. Germination takes about 10 days.
Growing – Support the plants as they grow by placing a cane or stout stick at each corner and tying in with string, especially in windy gardens. Keep well watered particularly when flowers are setting. Pinch out growing tip when first flowers set pods to deter b
Aftercare – Pick regularly once pods are full to promote further pod production.
Harvest – June to August