Description – This is the fastest maturing variety of any broad bean and an early spring sowing will out yield all others. Broad Bean Express produces up to 34 good pods per plant! It is also winter hardy, outstanding for deep freeze as it does not discolour and probably for the same reason is particularly tender and tasty. Broad Bean Express replaces Imperial Green Windsor over which it is a considerable improvement.
Sowing – Sow the seeds any time from late winter to early summer, 5cm (2in) deep 23cm (9in) apart in double rows 9in apart with approx. 60cm (24in) between each pair of rows.
Growing – If you can remember, when they flower take off the top shoots to induce early and bigger crops and surprise your friends and neighbours.
Harvest – June to August