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Broad Beans Coles Prolific

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A compact, sturdy variety that produces a heavy crop of nutty-flavoured beans. Steamed Broad Beans make an excellent addition to many hot dishes. Young pods can be sliced, cooked and eaten as a green vegetable.


  • High in protein
  • Semi dwarf to 1m
  • Pods 15-20cm


Full sun


Sow direct where they are to grow in cultivated, well drained soil. Make a trench 4cm deep and 15cm wide. Sow seeds at 15cm intervals along each side of trench. Cover with soil and water well. Do not water again until seedlings emerge.


Choose a sunny, well-drained position. For best results prepare soil by applying Yates Hydrangea Pinking Liquid Lime & Dolomite. If low temperatures are experienced in early spring, some bud drop may occur. This is natural and new flowers will quickly follow. Plants may need some support as they can reach 1 metre in height. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.


Great companion plant for cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, potatoes & spinach. Avoid over watering - seeds may rot before germination if soil is too wet.