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Vicia faba ‘Bonny Lad broad bean’

Broad bean

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Features

  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite, black
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia faba ‘Bonny Lad broad bean’ (Broad bean). This is a tall variety with a green, glossy hairy pod, about 12-15 cm long.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Origin

Eastern Mediterranean.

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in Early summer.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and damage from birds.

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