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Broad Bean 'Green Windsor' - Heritage

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

Hardy Annual

Broad Bean 'Green Windsor' is shorter and broader podded than the Longpods, and slightly later to mature, but remains amongst the best of the heritage varieties for flavour. This flavoursome broad bean averages 4 large, dark green beans per pod which are superb for making soup or as a cooked vegetable. Any surplus beans will freeze well without discolouring. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").


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 (40 broad bean seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.29

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.
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