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Vicia faba 'The Sutton'

Broad bean

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Vicia faba 'The Sutton'

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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).

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Vicia

Species: faba

Cultivar: The Sutton

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 38cm

Spread: 60cm

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