Broad Bean Sutton
Broad Bean Sutton

Broad Bean Sutton

Grow delicious broad beans in the smallest of spaces!
  • A wonderful dwarf broad bean, growing to just 30cm tall and ideal for growing in pots!
  • Amazingly tender and succulent white beans with an excellent flavour and a heavy, reliable crop.
  • Rich in B vitamins including B1 and folate, and loaded with minerals and fibre.
  • A spreading habit, so no need for support.
  • Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting.

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Item: 380109
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A wonderful dwarf broad bean growing to just 30cm tall, ‘Sutton’ is perfect for growing in pots. It produces a good crop of pods that grow to about 15cm (6in) long, each with 5-8 small but delightfully tender white beans that are delicious fresh and ideal for home freezing.

‘Sutton’ crops quite early, from June, so it’s one of the earliest legumes to harvest. Pick them young for the most tender beans or let them grow a little longer for larger beans. The pods can be cooked whole if you wish, just cut off the ends and they’re ready for the pot!

Easy to grow, plant about 30cm (1ft) apart, and the same distance between rows, it has a spreading habit and doesn’t require a support to climb up, but you may want to mulch underneath the plants for keep the pods off the soil.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence for a top quality harvest.

Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting. Growing to 30cm (1ft), with beans ready to harvest from June to August.

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Item 380109 supplied as:
Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready for growing on or planting.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • To reduce blackfly and improve pod growth, pinch out the top inch of the stems when the first beans appear.
  • Perfect for freezing.

Care Information

How to grow Broad Bean ‘Sutton’

  • For best results, dig in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost before planting 30cm (12in) apart and between rows. Water well until plants are established and then regularly, particularly in dry weather, to maintain quality of crops.


  • June to August. Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping.

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Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
30 cm
30 cm
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