BroadBean 'Bunyard's Exhibition' Seeds | Vicia Faba | By Mr Fothergills
Broad Bean "Bunyard's Exhibition" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's
Our vicia faba Broad Bean "Bunyard's Exhibition" seeds have been a gardener's favourite for over 100 years. This reliable longpod variety produces high yields of delicious long pods containing 6-8 white beans. Full of flavour and vitamins, these beans can be boiled and served as an accompaniment, or cooked into a variety of dishes. These versatile beans are also great for freezing.
|No. Seeds Per Pack||50|
|Sow Indoors||February - May|
|Sow Outdoors||October - November|
|Harvest Time||June - August|
- F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
- Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
- Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated
As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.
Annual, Biennial and Perennial
Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.
Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender
Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.
|Common Name||Broad Beans|
|Harvest Month||June, July, August|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Supplied As||Seed Packet|