Broad Bean - Sutton Dwarf
Sutton Dwarf is a bush variety, which yields as well as most of the taller varieties. The plant produces white seeded beans with a good flavour.
Sow from October to November, or February to April. February sowings can be made in pots or root trainers in the greenhouse or under cloches in the growing site. For later sowings, draw out seed drills direct into the growing site 5cm deep in rows, spacing the seeds 10-15cm apart, and the rows 45cm apart. Glasshouse seedlings should be transplanted to the growing site in March, 10cm apart in rows 45cm apart. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 10cm apart, and the thinnings can be transplanted to make extra rows. When the first beans form, remove the top 6cm to help discourage black fly. Harvest once pods become filled with succulent tasty young beans. Ready to harvest from June to August.