when to harvest broadbeans

Robert Maguire asked 13 years ago

I planted broadbeans in NOV10 and I was wondering when is the best time to harvest them?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
The pods of broad beans can be eaten like mange tout peas whern they are between 5 and 8 cm long, but are normally left on to grow until the beans in the pod reach useable size. They are at their best at that stage and do not wait too long for the beans to grow large as they get starchy if too developed.