Vicia faba 'The Sutton'
Broad Bean 'The Sutton'
Vicia faba Broad Bean 'The Sutton' is an excellent dwarf variety that produces plenty of 15cm (6in) pods, each containing five small, but deliciously tender beans, which are excellent for freezing. Ideal for successional sowings in spring, or can be sown under cloches in autumn for particularly early crops. The neat compact plants are ideal for small gardens or growing in containers. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 25cm (10in).
This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Vicia faba|
|Common name||Broad Bean 'The Sutton'|
|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 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 growing tips once first pods have set to deter blackfly. Keep well watered particularly when flowers are setting.|