Introduced over a hundred years ago and still going strong!
Well suited to both spring or autumn sowings,
Bunyards takes some beating for all round performance. This long podded variety has 8-9 white beans per pod, with delicious flavour and texture.
Excellent fresh or frozen.
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How to Guide
From February to May, seeds can also be sown individually in 8cm (3in) pots of seed compost. After sowing, place pots in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse.
Keep moist but not saturated. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions before setting them out from April onwards to their cropping positions at the spacings given above. This often gives an earlier crop than outdoor sowings.
Sow individual seeds 5cm (2in) deep and 10cm (4in) apart. Broad beans are usually sown in double rows about 25cm (10in) apart. Allow 60cm (24in) between each set of double rows.
To deter blackfly (sometimes a problem on broad beans) pinch out the growing tips of the plants when they are in full flower.