Vicia faba 'The Sutton'

Vicia faba 'The Sutton'

Broad bean

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Vicia faba 'The Sutton'
  • Common name: Broad bean
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 38cm

Spread: 60cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Broad beans, Vicia faba, are easy to grow, bearing an early crop of delicious, tender beans suitable for using in the first of the summer salads.

Vicia faba 'The Sutton' is a dwarf, hardy variety, ideal for sowing outdoors in autumn for an early crop, or spring. It produces prolific yields of short pods of tasty white beans, on branching stems. it doesn't need staking and it suitable for growing in small gardens or containers.

Vicia faba 'The Sutton' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips in spring to deter blackfly. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Harvest
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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