This easy to grow crop can provide delicious beans wrapped in their cosy, fleece-lined pods from late May until early October. Broad beans are of three types - dwarf, long-pod or Windsor which are best-suited to exposed sites, early sowing and flavour respectively.
Pick them young, both for a sweeter taste and to encourage further pods. If all you have are older beans, try blanching for a minute or two in boiling water and then squeezing the sweet halves of the bean out of their bitter coat.
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