Broad Bean The Sutton
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Broad Bean The Sutton Seeds, average packet contents :  60 seeds

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Broad Bean The Sutton is a dwarf variety, growing to 45cm in height making it a good choice for exposed sites. It is suitable for autumn and spring sowings and gives good yields of approximately 6-8 white beans per pod.

It is early maturing variety. Sow October - November or February - March. From an Autumn sowing you should be harvesting June onwards.

 Sowing Guidelines

 When to Sow:  Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr
 Temperature Required:  12C +
 Cover Seed:  Yes
 Time to Germinate: 7-14 Days
 Frost Hardy: Pick Variety

General Broad Bean Growing Tips

Broad beans are the first legumes to be harvested, and with a succession of sowings you can have broad beans available right from June into September.

In mild areas you can sow Broad Beans - usually varieties such as Super Aquadulce or The Sutton in the autumn for a early crop the following year. During cold weather it pays to cover the plants with fleece for added protection.

  • Sow either in large cells or direct in the ground, about 5cm deep and 20cm apart; dwarf varieties can be sown 15cm apart if you are short of space.
  • They are commonly sown in double rows approx. 20cm apart, with a gap of  60cm between each double row.
  • Once through feed regularly.
  • Taller varieties will need support, place a cane at the end of the double row and run a string round the plants and canes. Repeat as they grow giving support as needed.
  •  Broad beans can be attacked by aphids. One way to reduce the damage is to pinch out the top 7.5cm of the plants when the first pods start are seen. Alternatively you can spray with SB Plant Invigorator.
  • When picking pods to shell wait until the beans can be seen through the pod. Do not leave them too long as once the scar on the bean turns black, the beans start becoming tougher.


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