Broad Bean seeds - Oscar.
Ideal for Patios.
Upright sturdy plants producing a good crop of upright pods. Ideal for Patio Container growing or where space is limited. A very uniform crop, and each pod contains on average 4 sweet tasting beans. White flowered / creamish / green seed colour. Height 90-100cm (harvest in approx 95 days).
WHEN TO SOW
February to April
WHERE TO SOW
February sowings in pots or root trainers in the greenhouse or under cloches in the growing site. Later sowings draw out seed drills direct into the sowing site 5cm (2in) deep in rows, spacing the seeds 10-15cm (4-6in) apart, and spacing the rows 60cm (24") apart.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Glasshouse seedlings should be transplanted to the growing site in March, 10cm (4") apart in rows 60cm (24in) apart. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 10cm (4") apart, the thinning's can be transplanted to make extra rows. When the first beans form, remove the top 6cm (2 1/2in) to help discourage black fly. Harvest once pods become filled with succulent tasty young beans.
July & August
Broad beans do not need huge amounts of water until they flower, then if the weather is dry water regularly.