Broad bean "White Windsor".
A treasure trove of vegetable protein, mineral salts, vitamins, calcium and iron.
Mid-season, high-yielding variety: from sowing to full ripening of the beans, 90-105 days.
The height of the plants is from 80 to 120 cm. The flowers are white with dark spots on the wings. Productivity up to 1.5 kg / sq.m.
The beans are wide, the seeds are large, flat, greenish-white, very tasty.
It is intended for fresh consumption or culinary processing of dry seeds. The culture is cold-resistant, demanding on soil and air moisture.
Sowing from late April to early May, pre-soaked seeds, planting depth - 4 cm.
The best soils are loamy, well cultivated and fertilized.
Care: loosening the soil, hilling plants, removing weeds. In arid conditions, watering is necessary, at the end of flowering, pinching of the tops is carried out.
Sowing pattern: 20 x 15 cm.
Resistance: cold-resistant plant.
Usage: for home cooking and canning.
Green beans contain a lot of vitamin B, PP, carotene (up to 2.5%), contain up to 6% protein.
Agricultural technology: beans grow well on loamy, clayey, slightly acidic soils with sufficient moisture. The best precursors to beans are cabbage, potatoes, pumpkin seeds, and various root vegetables.
The soil for the beans is dug in the fall on the bayonet of a shovel. Humus, mineral fertilizers are introduced. Before sowing, the seeds are soaked for 2-4 hours in water.
Then the seeds are sown in moist soil to a depth of 6-8 cm using a belt method with a distance between ribbons of 50-60 cm and between rows in a ribbon of 25-30 cm.
The distance between plants in a row is 3-5 cm.
Further care of the plants consists in loosening, regular feeding, light hilling and watering in dry weather.
At the beginning of mass flowering, the tops of the shoots are cut off, which contributes to the uniform ripening of the beans and is a means of combating the black bean aphid.
The beans are harvested in several stages: at the stage of milk ripeness of the grain, and for winter consumption, fully ripe beans are harvested.
Eng.: Broad beans. Suom.: Härkäpapu. Sven.: Bondböna. Bot.: Vicia faba L. var. major Harz.