Broad Bean 'The Sutton' Seeds, 250g
Broad Bean 'The Sutton' Seeds, 250g
Bean Seeds

Broad Bean 'The Sutton' Seeds, 250g



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A good choice for exposed areas, the hardy annual broad bean (Vicia faba) The Sutton is a dwarf variety, suitable for autumn and spring sowings. It bears high yields of pods up to 15cm long containing 6-8 white beans per pod. These beans have a good flavour and freeze well.  

Old seeds can be ploughed in as green manure- wonderful for adding nitrogen to the soil. The Sutton is a recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence.

  • Plant: February -March
  • Harvest: May- October
  • Hardy
  • Well drained soil 
  • South or West aspect
  • Sunny location
  • Sheltered
  • Do not plant in waterlogged or frozen soil
  • Plant seeds in well-watered and finely prepared soil where they will crop. Plant at 5cm (2in) depth, approximately 25cm (9in) apart. 
  • Seedlings will appear in 2-3 weeks, water well until plants are established. 
  • Should not need support
  • Pinch off the tips of the shoots (once pods start forming) to delay black bean aphid infestation and improve yield of beans
  • For the sweetest beans pick pods while they are still small