Vicia faba

Gift from an Italian gentleman of these wonderful broad beans. Classic black white flowers on tall plant with huge amounts of pods. Seems to set very well. As usual stake and rope around plants early for wind protection later. Plant direct 15cm apart Autumn-Spring for Summer harvest. Consider a little lime and good compost in soil and mulch well. The secret of broad beans is don't overwater before germination or they'll drown. Once germinated not a problem.