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Vicia faba 'Aquadulce Claudia'

Broad bean

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (259368)

Plant details

This is a broad bean that's best for an autumn sowing. It establishes itself very quickly and will produce a very early crop. 'Aquadulce Claudia' has white seeds and the pods are are very long. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Vicia

Species: faba

Cultivar: Aquadulce Claudia

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November


Reader reviews

dressmaker

good for autumn sowing and a good early crop. I cover with a cold frame in snow but leave it open a little to ventilate. They taste very good.


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