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Vicia faba ‘Witkiem Manita broad bean’

Broad bean

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Features

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

Description

Vicia faba ‘Witkiem Manita broad bean’ (Broad bean). This variety will give a good early yield, with uniform pods

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Origin

Persia

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • 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

Slug black-fly and bird damage.

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