Vicia faba 'Robin Hood'
Broad Bean 'Robin Hood'
Vicia faba Broad Bean 'Robin Hood' is a compact, dwarf variety, ideal for growing in a pot on your patio or by the back door! With a similar habit to customer favourite 'The Sutton', British-bred 'Robin Hood' will produce bumper crops of short pods containing 4-6 tender green beans.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Vicia faba|
|Common name||Broad Bean 'Robin Hood'|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|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 6cm (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 growing tips once first pods have set to deter blackfly. Keep well watered particularly when flowers are setting.|