Long podded variety
Early maturing with long pods and high yields. In our opinion, the best variety for autumn sowing to harvest late the following spring. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. An autumn sowing variety.
Sow late October-November or in January, in a warm sheltered position. Sow in double rows 23cm (9") apart, 5cm (2") deep, 23cm (9") apart allowing 90cm (3') between each pair of rows. Pinch out the plant tops when in full flower to obtain better-filled pods and to avoid infestation with black fly. Double row 6m (20').
Harvest when seed shape is just visible through the pod.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Source of vitamins A (For growth, healthy hair, skin, bones, teeth and eyes as well as resistance to respiratory infections), C (Anti-ageing, wound healing, decreasing blood cholesterol and prevention of infections. Assists the body in absorbing iron), and E (Antioxidant important for anti-ageing [particularly for skin]). Source of protein and fibre.