Broad Bean Vicia faba Masterpiece Green Longpod Seeds
Broad Bean Vicia faba Masterpiece Green Longpod Seeds
Broad Bean Vicia faba Masterpiece Green Longpod Seeds
Broad Bean Vicia faba Masterpiece Green Longpod Seeds

Broad Bean Vicia faba 'Masterpiece Green Longpod' Seeds

Fresh and tasty – with plenty of crops for the freezer, too!
  • A top-performing variety, with exceptional flavour – and one of the best for freezing.
  • Quick germination and vigorous growth – excellent yields with 6 to 8 beans per pod.
  • Large, succulent beans and a good source of vitamin B1, folate and fibre.
  • An award-winning broad bean that’s easy and satisfying to grow.
  • Supplied as a packet of 45 (approx.) seeds ready to plant indoors or outdoors.

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Item: 700033
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A reliable and popular, high-yielding variety, ‘Masterpiece Green Longpod’ is considered by many to be the best broad bean you can grow. The seeds are quick to germinate, either indoors in pots or outdoors planted directly into their cropping position, generating vigorous plants that will provide plenty of fresh, tasty beans for your plate – and plenty more for the freezer.

True to its name, this variety produces particularly long, regularly formed pods, each containing 6 to 8 juicy beans. Harvesting from June onwards, the younger you pick them, the more tender the beans will be; or leave them to mature a while longer if you prefer larger beans. You can even cook the young pods whole; just top and tail them, and then gently steam to retain the best of their flavour and texture.

If you harvest more beans than you can eat, just blanch them and put into an airtight container or bag, then store in your freezer until required. They will retain their shape and texture well and be just as delicious cooked from frozen.

Being a worthy recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure of good-quality, plentiful crops that are easy and rewarding to grow. Sow indoors from February to April for planting out from April to May, or sow outdoors from February to May, in a sunny position directly where they are to crop, 60cm (24in) apart in well-drained, fertile soil. Harvest from June to August.

Supplied as a packet of 45 (approx.) seeds ready to plant indoors in individual pots or outdoors in their cropping position. Grows to 1.2m (48in) by 30cm (12in) spread.

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Supplied as a packet of 45 (approx.) seeds ready to plant indoors or outdoors.

Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Pinch out growing tips when first pods are approx. 10cm (4in) long. This encourages an early crop and helps deter blackfly.
  • Ideal for freezing.

Care Information

How to grow Broad Beans

  • Sow outdoors, February to May, where they are to crop, 5cm (2in) deep, directly into finely prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil that has already been watered. To make best use of space, sow seeds 23cm (9in) apart in a wide row, in a zigzag pattern, leaving a space of 60cm (24in) between each row. Seedlings usually appear in 10-18 days. Early sowings benefit from cloche protection. Water well until plants are established, and again at the start of flowering if the weather is dry. Once the plants reach 15cm tall, support with sturdy canes and string. Successional sowings will ensure a continuous supply and longer harvest.
  • Or sow indoors, February to April, 2.5cm (1in) deep into individual pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 23cm (9in) apart.
  • Harvest: June to August, usually 8-10 weeks after sowing. Regular picking will encourage further cropping.


  • Light soils may require more frequent watering for optimum growing conditions.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
120 cm
30 cm
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