Franchi Broad Bean Seeds

Broad Bean Seeds



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A productive, heritage variety for spring and autumn sowing, this broad bean is reliable and mid sized with sweet, creamy beans. Easy to grow and low maintenance, the plant should crop from May onwards.


Franchi, established in 1783, is the oldest family-run seed company in the world. It specialises in endangered and heritage vegetable varieties, inspiring growers to support biodiversity by planting something slightly different from the mainstream.

  • Sow: February - May and September - November
  • Harvest: April - July
  • Height: 110cm - 120cm
Details & Care
  • Recyclable packet
  • Pick when pods are young and tender- the scar on the bean should be white or green, not black (too late)
  • Picking will stimulate more pods to form
  • Horticultural name: Vicia Faba L major