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Broad Bean Witkiem Manita Seeds

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Packet of Broad Bean Witkiem Manita SeedsBroad Bean Witkiem Manita is an early maturing variety, suited to standard and late spring sowings, and can be sown as late as May.

It produces top quality white beans, approximately 5 per pod, which are well suited to freezing.

 

 

 

Broad Bean Witkiem Manita Grow Notes
When to Sow Seeds: February to May - In cell trays or later direct sown outside
Germination Temperature: 12 ℃ Cover Seeds: Yes
Time to Germination: 10 - 14 Days Frost Hardy: Yes, Best protected early Spring.
Spacing Between Plants: 12cm Row Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 45cm Planting Position: Sun

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General Broad Bean Seeds 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 the broad bean seeds 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.
Customer Reviews
Broad Bean Witkiem Manita
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Reliable and tasty
Sunday, 8 March 2020  |  M

Grown for a few years now. No trouble except for an annual attack of black aphids. Deal with that and enjoy a good crop.


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Great Broad Beans
Wednesday, 5 September 2012  |  Simon

It's the second year I have grown this variety and will continue to grow them in years to come.

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