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An early-maturing longpod with tasty white seeds. Provides some of the earliest crops in the in the U.K. if sown in autumn or winter sowing.
Aquadulce Claudia Broad Bean Seeds
[80 days] Truly one of Britain’s finest over-wintering broad beans, autumn-sown Aquadulce Claudia will produce a crop a whole month earlier than spring-sown varieties. It establishes itself quickly in the fall and produces numerous, well-filled pods of tender white beans in the spring. In fact, this bean actually needs cool weather to perform at its best. Even so, if you don’t get around to planting in the autumn or winter, this versatile bean can also be spring-sown for a decent crop in the summer.
Great for freezing, fresh shelled beans or dried beans.
Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").
When is the best time to sow Aquadulce Claudia seeds? Although you can directly plant Aquadulce Claudia broad bean seeds directly, you can pre-soak the seeds overnight before sowing. The seeds will hold on to the moisture giving a boost ahead of the germination.
When is it best to sow Aquadulce Claudia broad bean seeds? Aquadulce Claudia seeds are normally sown in the spring between February and April, some other broad bean varieties can be sown in the Autumn months. October to November sowings can germinate within 2-3 weeks.
What vegetables can be planted next to broad bean seeds? There are many vegetable seeds that can be great companions to broad beans that include: carrots, lettuce, celery, peas, potatoes, cabbage, parsley and aubergines. You should aboid planting your broad bean seeds near beetroot, onions, garlic and sunflowers.
Aquadulce Claudia Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Direct to Ground
- Days to Maturity
- 75 - 95 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
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