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Broad Bean The Sutton (Dwarf) (Award of Garden Merit)
Broad Bean seeds - The Sutton (Dwarf variety).
is a bush variety but yields as well as most taller varieties. Great for planting in pots for the patio! White seeded beans, up to 5 beans per pod and of good flavour. The pods grow around 15cm long. Can be autumn sown under cloches.
Product Part Number: 30117
When to sow
When to Sow The Sutton (Dwarf) Seeds
October to November or February to April. Germinates in around 7-14 days.
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 growing site 5cm (2in) deep in rows, spacing the seeds 10-15cm (4-6in) apart, and spacing the rows 45cm (18") apart.
What to do next
Glasshouse seedlings should be transplanted to the growing site in March, 10cm (4") apart in rows 45cm (18in) 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 blackfly. Harvest once pods become filled with succulent tasty young beans.
June to August
One of the few varieties that can also be sown in the Autumn. Try a sowing in late October or November for a really early Spring crop.
A good source of Vitamins A, C and E and Protein.