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Well suited to both spring or autumn sowings, Bunyards takes some beating for all round performance. Expect heavy crops of well filled pods and beans of delicious flavour and texture. Excellent fresh or frozen.

  • Sow spring or autumn
  • Well filled pods

 

  • Product Details
  • How to Sow
  • Tips & Advice

Sowing Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Outdoors
Indoors

 

Harvest Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowering

Plant Spacing

60cm (24in)

 

10cm (4in)

Sowing Indoors

  • From February-May, seeds can be sown individually in 8cm (3in) pots of seed compost.
  • After sowing, place pots in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse
  • Keep moist but not saturated
  • Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions before setting them out of from April onwards to their cropping positions at the spacing given above
  • This often gives an earlier crop than outdoor sowings

 

Sowing Outdoors

  • Sow individual seeds 5cm (2in) deep and 10cm (4in) apart
  • Broad beans are usually sown in double rows about 25cm (10in) apart
  • Allow 60cm (24in) between each set of double rows

 

Harvest

  • Pick them as young as possible for the very best flavour
  • When very young, they can be cooked and eaten in their pods
  • Broad beans are delicious cooked, cooled and used in salads too

Growing Tips

  • To deter black fly, pinch out the growing tips when young bean pods start to develop

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