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Broad Bean 'Robin Hood'

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

Hardy Annual

Green seeded variety, Broad Bean 'Robin Hood' produces abundant crops of short pods, each containing up to 6 delicious beans. These compact plants have a neat habit that makes them ideal for growing in patio containers as well as in the vegetable garden. The flavoursome beans are ideal for freezing and won't discolour. In mild areas, Broad Bean 'Robin Hood' can be autumn sown for earlier crops the following year. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 25cm (10").


Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.


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Companion Planting

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (35 broad bean seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of August 2017
    • £3.99

Direct sow broad bean seed under cloches in February, or without protection from March to April. For particularly early crops some varieties of broad beans may also be sown outdoors under cloches from early autumn to late winter.


Grow beans in full sun on rich fertile, well manured soil with protection from strong winds. Plant broad beans in double rows set 23cm (9") apart and allowing at least 60cm (24") between each double row. Sow broad beans at a depth of 5cm (2") deep and a distance of 23cm (9") apart within each row and water well. Germination usually takes around 10 days.

When growing broad beans, support the plants by placing a cane or stout stick at each corner of a double row and tying in with string, especially in windy gardens. Keep well watered, particularly as flowers begin to set and hoe between rows regularly. Pinch out the growing tips after the first flowers have set pods to deter blackfly and encourage further pods to set. Harvest broad beans when the pods are well filled and the seed still soft.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Good for autumn sowing

    By Shirley Weekes 28-07-2016

    I sowed Robin Hood seeds on my allotment in November under a cloche and unlike other varieties which did not survive the winter they thrived well and I was able to crop them very early. Liked the green colour of the beans and will definitely buy again and will try sowing autumn and spring. Added bonus is that they taste good and are also more or less self supporting

    Ryan
    28-07-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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