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Vicia faba ‘Brunette broad bean’

Broad bean

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Features

  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite, black
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia faba ‘Brunette broad bean’ (Broad bean). These are green, fast, maturing pods which are about 10-12 cm long.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Origin

Eastern Mediterranean

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are easily grown in ordinary garden soil. They will self-seed freely and can become a nuisance. Harvesting may start in mid summer and may end in early autumn. Fairly easy to grow.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and damage from birds.

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