A gardeners’ favourite. Broad been ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ is the best broad bean for autumn sowing, overwintering plants on the plot outside, for an early harvest the following spring. Slender pods of 23cm (9″) long, are full of succulent white seeded flavoursome beans. Height: 100cm (39″). Spread: 45cm (18″).
How to sow: 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.
Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.
Flowering Period: May, June, July
Sowing Months: January, February, September, October, November, December