Broad Bean - Bunyards Exhibition
A gardener's favourite for over 100 years for its reliable performance and heavy crop of long pods in most soils. The pods contain an average of 6 beans, with some up to 8 seeded. Broad Bean Bunyards Exhibition has a very good flavour and excellent for freezing.
Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil.
Sow seeds in February under cloches, or from March to April outdoors. Ideally sown in double rows 5cm deep and 20-23cm apart in the row, with 20-23cm between each row. Allow at least 60cm between each double row. Germination takes about 10 days. Support the plants as they grow by placing a cane or stout stick at each corner and tying in with string, especially in windy gardens. Keep well-watered particularly when flowers are setting. Pinch out growing tip when first flowers set pods. Pick regularly once pods are full to promote further pod production.