Broad Bean 'Oscar'Vicia fabaFava Bean

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Ideal for containers and small spaces

The smallest Broad Bean - perfect for freezing

Upright pods for easy picking

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Height Up to 90cm (35.4in)
Spread Up to 45cm (17.7in)

Hardy Annual

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Description
  • The smallest Broad Bean - perfect for freezing
  • Upright pods for easy picking
  • Ideal for containers and small spaces

.A favourite broad bean with commercial growers for its uniformity and ease of picking and processing. The small but flavoursome beans are the best option for freezer storage, being far less prone to discolouring than larger varieties. We recommend growing Broad Bean Oscar alongside Marrowfat Pea Onward to produce your own pea and bean freezer mix for long term storage.

Oscar pods can also be picked before filling out and treated as a mangetout pea, but to get the most from your broad bean crop allow pods to fill and pick whilst young and tender. Compact plants with upright pods grow well in patio containers and stand well in open ground with no supports. Height: 90cm (36in)


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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1 packet (50 broad bean seeds) (75012)

Sowing

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.

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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.
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