Gloria, organic seeds

Eco

Information


 

Product number:8988
Scientific name:Vicia faba
Botanic family:The Bean Family - Fabaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:85
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:Yes
Sowing time:Mars-May
Sowing depth:6-8cm
Plant spacing:10-15 cm
Row spacing:40-60 cm
Germination time:10-15 days
Height:80-90 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:July–September
Seeds/g:2-3 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

The 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 10-20 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

150-200 seeds/100g. A portion contains about 100 seeds and sows 10-15 m.