Eleonora Organic

Eleonora Organic

SKU: BN204
The great feature of Eleonora Organic broad beans is that the plants stay relatively short, so they are not prone to falling over. This makes them the top choice for windy or exposed gardens. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Matures in 100 days

Season Cool season

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC! The great feature of Eleonora Organic broad beans is that the plants stay relatively short, so they are not prone to falling over. This makes them the top choice for windy or exposed gardens. The attractive bluish green foliage tops upright, hardy plants that only grow to 80cm (31") tall. The pods are high quality and very straight — excellent for fresh eating with sweet, rich flavour. The seeds are ideal for freezing as they maintain their colour and flavour for months. Expect five to six beans in each handsome pod.

Matures in 100 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

All About Eleonora Organic

Latin

Latin
Vicia faba
Family: Fabaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

We Recommend:

We Recommend: Broad Windsor (BN150). There’s a reason we carry just the one variety! Broad Windsor has been a customer favourite for decades. It’s very reliable and utterly cold hardy. Big tasty beans!

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: Hardy to Zone 3

Timing

Timing
Direct sow October/November in mild winter areas. Direct sow February to May in other areas. Tall, soft plants won’t withstand winter well. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 10-21°C (50-70°F).

Starting

Starting
Use a broad bean or combination inoculant to provide a source of nitrogen. Sow seed 5cm (2″) deep, 15cm (6″) apart in double rows 23cm (9″) apart. Germination takes 10-14 days, depending on conditions.

Growing

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Enrich the soil with compost prior to planting. Keep overwintered plants weeded. Provide stakes or strings between rows to stop plants from falling over.

Harvest

Harvest
Pick when the pods appear plump and begin to droop from the weight of the seeds. Shell (like peas) and cook or use in soup. For dried beans, wait until the pods start to shrivel. Caution: some people are highly allergic to broad beans.

Seed Info

Seed Info
In optimum conditions at least 75% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 2-3 years. Per 100′ row: 450 seeds, per acre: 98M seeds.

Diseases & Pests

Diseases & Pests
When black aphids appear in May/June pinch off the growing tips on which the aphids feed. Spray the plants with blasts of water to dislodge remaining aphids.

Companion Planting

Companion Planting
Excellent for fixing nitrogen in the soil. Avoid planting broad beans near onions.

More on Companion Planting.

 

How to Grow Beans

Step 1: Timing

Direct sow before the first frost date in mild winter areas. Direct sow late winter to mid-spring in other areas (tall, soft plants won’t withstand winter well). Optimal soil temperature: 10-21°C (50-70°F). Enrich the soil with compost prior to planting.

Step 2: Starting

Use a broad bean or combination inoculant to provide a source of nitrogen. Sow seed 5cm (2″) deep, 15cm (6″) apart in double rows. Each set of double rows should be 1m (3’) apart. Germination takes 10-14 days, depending on conditions.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5.

Keep overwintered plants weeded. Provide stakes or strings between rows to stop plants from falling over.

Step 4: Germination

Days to maturity: From direct sowing.

In optimum conditions at least 75% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 2-3 years. Per 100′ row: 450 seeds, per acre: 98M seeds.

Step 5: Harvest

Pick when the pods appear plump and begin to droop from the weight of the seeds. Shell (like peas) and cook or use in soup. For dried beans, wait until the pods start to shrivel.

Tips!

Diseases & Pests: If black aphids appear in May/June, pinch off the growing tips on which the aphids feed. Spray with blasts of water to dislodge the aphids.

Companion Planting: Excellent for fixing nitrogen in the soil. Avoid planting broad beans near onions.

Caution: some people are highly allergic to broad beans.

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