Broad Bean - 'Growing Heritage Collection' from St Anns Allotments Nottingham.
Variety: Green Windsor
1704: Listed in the Retir'd Gardener. We are indebted to P.Miller, for these lines penned in 1735:
"In the Middle of January, if the Weather is open & good, you may plant your first crop of Windsor Beans & every 3 weeks make a fresh plantation until the middle of May, in order to preserve a succession through the Season".
The Growing Heritage Collection is a range of vegetable seeds & ornamental plants that tell the story of St Anns Allotments in Nottingham. Website www.staa-allotments.org.uk.
Also in the collection:
Borecole or Kale