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The Karmazyn broad bean is an unusual, pink-seeded gourmet bean. Popular in Eastern Europe for its superior flavor, compact size and high yields, these gourmet beans are now becoming quite well-regarded in Britain as well. If you’re looking for something different and unusual, these are the beans for you!
Karmazyn Broad Bean Seeds
Karmazyn broad beans are an improved heritage broad bean featuring attractiverose/pink beans prized for their delightfully nutty flavour. Compact, yet robust, these plants will produce a surprisingly bountiful crop for their size. The pods are upright and easy to pick and contain 3-4 beans each. Best when lightly steamed. Be careful to not overcook (the colour fades on over-cooking)
When is it best to sow Karmazyn broad bean seeds? Karmazyn 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 Karmazyn? Some good veggies that you can use as companion plants to your Karmazyn are carrots, lettuce, peas and potatoes. Avoid planting Karmazyn near beets, onions, garlic and sunflowers as a rule.
How do I stop pests eating my Karamzyn pods? Karmazyn pods often attract different pests like aphids and bean weevils. Make sure you keep an eye on your crops and brush off or spray a weak solution of washing up liquid and water. This will kill the pests on contact and won't harm your broad beans.
What height do Karmazyn Broad Beans grow to? Karmazyn Broad Beans grow to an average height of 60cm (24 inches).
- 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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