Broad Bean Imp. Green Longpod
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Broad Bean Imperial Green Longpod Seeds, packet contents :  0.5kg Grower Pack seeds

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Broad Bean Imperial Green Longpod is a popular variety amongst allotment growers. It is a high yielding variety giving up to 8 green beans per pod with a very good flavour. A good variety for freezing.

This is a 0.5kg Large Grower Seed Packet, Imperial Green Longpod is not available in smaller packet sizes.

Sowing Guidelines

When to Sow Seeds: 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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Broad Bean Imperial green long pod
Thursday, 16 January 2014  |  Richard

I've grown this variety for a number of years and they have always given a good yield. I start them off in pots in Feb in the greenhouse then plant out once established. This helps minimise damage from voles eating the seed.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014  |  T

Like Aquadulce , a heritage variety dating back to 1800's, whereas as the Sutton was introduced in 1923. They're all AGM winners. The Sutton has pods only 12", 3" shorter than the other two.

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