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One of the fastest-growing broad beans around, this super-early spring-sown bean has amazing taste and is ready around the same time as fall-sown varieties.
Witkiem Manita Broad Bean Seeds
[65 days] The earliest spring-sown broad bean on the market, Witkiem manita is the go-to variety for anyone who missed the window for fall planting. It has a spectacular cold tolerance, a great taste, and is a great for storage. The stalks provide numerous short pods, each containing 4-5 juicy white beans.
You can plant it as early as February and harvest as early as June. If you’re a huge fava (broad bean) fan like I am, successional sowings through May will keep you in fava bean heaven for the entire year.
Height: 100cm (39”). Spread: 45cm (18”).
When is the best time to sow Witkiem Manita seeds? Although you can directly Witkiem Manita plant 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 Witkiem Manita broad bean seeds? Witkiem Manita seeds are normally sown in the spring between February and April, some other broad bean varieties can be sown in the Autumn months.
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.
What height do Witkiem Manita Broad Beans grow to? Witkiem Manita seeds are a quick to mature broad bean that has a plant size of around 45cm, with 4-5 short, white beans per pod.
Witkiem Manita Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Direct to Ground
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
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