Approximately 2-3seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris
The Broad Windsor is a classic English variety and it is perhaps one of the world’s oldest and most widespread food crop. It is prized for its large succulent seeds. The plant produces light green pods, each containing 3 to 7 large beans. Plants can grow as high as 91-122 cm (36-48”) tall with a spread of 45-52 cm (18-20") wide. It is a cool season crop type and will help to fix nitrogen in your soil. Plants will certainly benefit from some support especially when they become laden with thick meaty pods. Superb for making soup or as a cooked vegetable. Fresh or dried, broad beans must be cooked before eating in order to rid them of potentially toxic alkaloids.
Direct sow in April to May (they are frost tender plants). Seeds germinate well in cooler soil with the best top growth and seed fill occurring in the cooler weather of late spring and early summer. Plant the seeds early in the spring about the same time as garden peas. Sow seeds 5cm (2″) deep, 15cm (6″) apart. If planting in rows (double rows 23cm (9”) apart) provide support.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8