Why do my pea & bean seeds have unsightly holes in them?
Europe's hot summer of 2018 has meant that a large proportion of Pea & Bean seed that we are currently purchasing and putting into our packets have unsightly holes and the occasional dead pest. This is typical for these species when produced in these conditions. As long as the damage isnt from where the shoot emerges, the plants will grow as normal.
The crops have been passed under a needle machine to remove as much damaged seed as possible, but this isnt a perfect process. All the pea and bean seeds have been subject to one of two techniques, and sometimes both.
Find out more about broad bean seed beetles on the RHS website.