Broad Bean Red Epicure - Seeds

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£2.49

Catalogue Code: 3121-0008

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The chestnut crimson beans retain their striking colour if lightly steamed rather than boiled, and have a taste we consider to be unequalled.

Key Features

  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 45 Broad Bean Seeds

Description

If you are after something special, this is the broad bean to choose.

The chestnut crimson beans retain their striking colour if lightly steamed rather than boiled, and have a taste we consider to be unequalled.

Try it for yourself - it's an absolute treat!

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Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Sow Indoors
Sow Outdoors
Harvest

How to Guide

Sowing Indoors

From February to May, seeds can also be sown individually 2.5cm (1in) deep, 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.

Sowing Outdoors

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.

Row Spacing

60cm / 24in

Sowing Distance

10cm / 4in

Aftercare

To deter blackfly (sometimes a problem on broad beans) pinch out the growing tips of the plants when they are in full flower.