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Broad Bean 'Masterpiece Green Longpod'Vicia faba

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1 packet (30 broad bean seeds) £2.99 Despatch: within 24 hours
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Arguably the best green-seeded variety, growing well in most conditions, and producing good pod lengths with up to 7 beans per pod. Broad Bean 'Masterpiece Green Longpod' has remarkable flavour and table qualities. This superb RHS AGM variety is also excellent for freezing. Height: 90cm (35"). 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


Kitchen Garden

Hardy

Full sun

90cm (35.4in)

45cm (17.7in)

1 Packet (30 Broad Bean Seeds) (TT00142)

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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.

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 October to November.


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.

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Reviews

Prolific 2011-09-26

I've tried a number of varieties but have come back to these are they are so prolific, even in cool summers in the North. I pick them when the beans are very small and they are very tender and can be eaten raw. The beans have a lovely flavour and freeze well without blanching (just lay out on a tray until frozen and pack tightly in plastic bags) and keep for at least a year at sub minus 20 degrees C. They grow very tall and need a lot of support otherwise wind or rain tips them over.