Hangdown, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is a well known sort from the 1800s with large hanging dark-green pods. Each pod contains 4-5 medium green seeds of medium size. This plant is sturdy and grows about 1 m tall. Hangdown has been the most cultivated broad bean in the North for a long time. A portion contains about 20 seeds.


 

Product number:8950
Scientific name:Vicia faba
Botanic family:The Bean Family - Fabaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:80
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–July
Sowing depth:5 cm
Germination time:10–15 days
Plant spacing:10–15 cm
Row spacing:40–60 cm
Height:100 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:July–frost
Seeds/g:0,5 seed
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

The big flat seeds can be sown in early spring as soon as the soil is ready ab. 5 cm deep. They are not, like other beans, as affected by cold soil. These beans germinate when the temperature is 4-5°C in the soil.

Spacing

Keep 10-15 cm of mutual space between the plants and 40-60 cm between the rows, 15 cm for double rows!

Harvest

The pods are picked and shelled continually during all of the late summer and autumn. The grey-green seeds are used in soups, purée, casseroles or sautéed with herbs in oil. They can also be frozen after parboiling and ripe ones be dried for winter storage. Lots of people like to peel the beans after a quick boil like almonds to take away the bitter peel.  Quite young pods where the seeds have only just begun to develop are delicious, slightly poached or fried.

Seed

60-90 seeds/100g. A portion contains about 20 seeds and sows 2-4 m. 800-1500 g are needed to sow 100 m.