BroadBean 'Bunyard's Exhibition' Seeds | Vicia Faba | By Mr Fothergills

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BroadBean 'Bunyard's Exhibition' Seeds | Vicia Faba | By Mr Fothergills
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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.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 50
Sow IndoorsFebruary - May
Sow Outdoors October - November
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time June - August
Hardiness Hardy Annual


Gardener's Favourite
Great Flavour
Highly Nutritious
Abundant Yields
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Broad beans are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is hardy and well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in pots 20-30cm (8-12in) deep or larger.
  • Position: place in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: sow in finely prepared soil which has been watered.

Germination Requirements: can germinate at just 2°C, but may need protection in colder weather.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow in modules or 7cm (3in) pots of compost.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow seeds 5cm (2in) deep in double rows with 23cm (9in) between pants and 60cm (24in) between rows.

Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones, dig in plenty of manure, and warm soil with cloches in advance.

Thinning: do not require thinning.

Pest Control: protect from mice using fleece or traps, remove any aphids or spray with a suitable insecticide.

Watering Requirements: keep plants well watered.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • 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.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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