Broad Bean Giant Exhibition Seeds
Delicious very long podded broad beans, 9 to 10 seeds to a pod. Broad Bean Giant Exhibition is a good stock, pick young for showing. Do not allow to over mature or chocolate spots will mark the pods.
Sow in the spring for summer crops, and in autumn for late spring crops. Sow in 3" pots or modules, alternatively direct into soil at 6" apart all ways. Thin out for very large beans and give support, feed well.
Very good flavor and a heavy cropper.Culture: It is advisable to pinch-out tips of plants when first pods have set to deter blackfly. Packet sufficient for a double row of approximately 3.8m (12½'). (12-16 weeks maturity.)Hints: Recommended for freezing. HEALTH BENEFITS: A source of vitamins A, C and E, plus protein and fibre.
CULINARY TIPS: Cook pinched-out tips as a tasty alternative to Spinach.OPEN POLLINATED 20 seeds approx.
Culture: Sow direct into soil prepared by digging and raking at a depth of 50mm (2"), spacing the seeds 15-23cm (6-9") apart. Best sown alternately in double rows allowing 23cm (9") between the two lines forming each row. Allow 60-90cm (24-36") between further rows. Germination 7-14 days.
Can also be sown in pots or trays of compost on a windowsill or in a greenhouse for eventual planting outside. Grows best in a sheltered site, but not shaded, in well drained soil. Sowing - cropping: 24 weeks.
For earliest crops sow late October-November but can be sown right through to late January. It is advisable to pinch out tips of plants when first pods have set to deter blackfly. Packet sufficient for a double row of approximately 3.8m (12½').