Broad Bean Luz de Otono
Broad Bean Luz de Otono. Enjoy the fresh flavour of Broad Beans in autumn, when they should be out of season! This superb variety can be summer sown for late season crops. A second sowing in autumn, can be overwintered for early summer crops in the following year. Perfect for maximising yields on your veggie plot! Broad Bean ‘Luz de Otono’ is versatile and easy to grow, with good cold tolerance and resistance to soil borne diseases.
Height: 90cm (36″). Spread: 45cm (18″).
November – April
June – August
How to sow
Direct sow broad bean seed under cloches in February, or without protection from March to April. For particularly early crops some varieties of broad beans may also be sown outdoors under cloches from early autumn to late winter.
Grow beans in full sun on rich fertile, well manured soil with protection from strong winds. Plant broad beans in double rows set 23cm (9″) apart and allowing at least 60cm (24″) between each double row. Sow broad beans at a depth of 5cm (2″) deep and a distance of 23cm (9″) apart within each row and water well. Germination usually takes around 10 days.
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