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Broad Bean Aquadulce

$3.30$12.00

  • Vicia faba
  • Seed Packets contain approx. 40 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated.
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Broad Bean Aquadulce

Broad Bean Aquadulce is a spring maturing bean with long 15 to 20cm pods. Grows to about 1m high but stake well to withstand Spring winds. Add some compost to bed before planting and soaking seed overnight aides’ germination. Contain around 5 beans per pod.

Sow –all year as green manure.

Cool Climate: MAR – AUG (I prefer to not sow JUN)

Temperate: APR – JUN

Sub – Tropical: Too hot for pollination (let me know if you succeed)

Arid: APR – JUN

  • Frost affects the flower, bees may be less active for pollination mid-winter

Spacing – 20cm plants, 30cm rows.

Broad beans have a long tradition of cultivation in Old World agriculture, being among the most ancient plants in cultivation and also among the easiest to grow. Along with lentils, peas, and chickpeas, they are believed to have become part of the eastern Mediterranean diet around 6000 BCE or earlier, however their wild ancestor has not been identified and their origin is unknown.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 14 to 20 C (will germinate at 5 C but is slower)

Dimensions14.5 × 1 × 9 cm
Quantity

100 grams, 250 grams, Packet

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