Growing Calendar for Broad Bean - Red Epicure Seeds
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If you are after something special, this is the broad bean to choose.
The chestnut-crimson beans retain their striking colour if lightly steamed rather than boiled. The flavour is excellent too.
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Although I sow it a little too late Broad Bean grow big with lots of pods. The stem is firm and not used support. I'm very satisfied with this kind of Broad Bean and I sow it again next year.
A chestnut-crimson bean
Sow Indoors: February-April, singly in clean pots or modules of compost 2in (5cm) deep. Water well.
Sow Outdoors: March-April, direct into the required harvest position, 2in (5cm) deep, 8in (20cm) apart in double rows 8in (20cm) apart. Leave 18in (46cm) between each double row. Keep soil moist at all times.
Plant Out: Indoor raised crops in April 8in (20cm) apart in double rows 8in (20cm) apart. Leave 18in (46cm) between each double row.
Run strings both sides along the double row at 12in (30cm) and 24in (60cm) from the ground, supporting stems as they grow. Pick young for best flavour.
Standard Seeds E.C Rules and Regulations.
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Pack Quantity: Sufficient Seed For 25ft / 7.5m Row