Vicia faba 'Crimson Flowered'
Broad Bean 'Crimson Flowered'
Vicia faba Broad Bean 'Crimson Flowered' is a heritage variety with stunning crimson flowers, followed by a good crop of short, upright pods and delicious beans. An ideal variety for growing in containers as well as in the garden, or as an ornamental edible in the flower border. Height: 90cm (35in). Spread: 45cm (18in)
|Botanical name||Vicia faba|
|Common name||Broad Bean 'Crimson Flowered'|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Direct sow broad bean seed under cloches in February, or without protection from March to April. For particularly early crops some varieties of broad beans may also be sown outdoors under cloches from early autumn to late winter. Grow beans in full sun on rich fertile, well manured soil with protection from strong winds. Plant broad beans in double rows set 23cm (9in) apart and allowing at least 60cm (24in) between each double row. Sow broad beans at a depth of 5cm (2in) deep and a distance of 23cm (9in) apart within each row and water well. Germination usually takes around 1 days. Pinch out the tips of the plants when in full flower to help the pods swell and to reduce infestation by blackfly.|