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Vicia faba ‘Aquadulce Claudia’

Broad bean

  • Botanical name: Vicia faba 'Aquadulce Claudia'
  • Common name: Broad bean
  • Family: Papilionaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Vicia faba ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ is considered the best variety for autumn sowing. It bears long pods of delicious white seeds. It has a strong root system and an upright growth habit, growing two-three stems per plant. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Grow Vicia faba ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips in spring to deter blackfly, and support plants in exposed gardens.

How to grow Vicia 'Aquadulce Claudia'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    25cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

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Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do Harvest in May

Do Harvest in June

Do not Harvest in July

Do not Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

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Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Vicia 'Aquadulce Claudia' and wildlife

Vicia 'Aquadulce Claudia' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Vicia 'Aquadulce Claudia' poisonous?

Vicia 'Aquadulce Claudia' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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