Broad Bean Luz de Otono

Aquadulce Claudia seems to be the ‘go to’ variety for overwintering broad beans and is certainly the one that we have used every year and like very much, however last week I caught sight of this.

Broad Bean Luz de Otono

It’s a variation of Aquadulce and is called Luz de Otono, whilst having the same resistance to cold weather and therefore being described as ‘idea for overwintering’ there appears to be a bonus with this cultivar is that it can also be sown as late as July for a crop in November.  We tend to be a bit ‘one and done’ with the sowing of our broad beans and they’re usually finished by mid June but I think to have some in autumn would be a very nice addition to our normal crops.

As far as I can find it’s available from Dobies and from Suttons.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried it or is this a new one for you too?

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6 Responses to “Broad Bean Luz de Otono”

  1. Julie March 19, 2014 @ 8:23 am (#)

    I would be interested to know how these perform with a July sowing, maybe something to follow in the space left by early potatoes. Last year I grew a heritage variety – crimson flowered windsor type, which were pretty on my veg plot but are still in the freezer as we have not used them yet!

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 19th, 2014 @ 5:07 pm

      These were at Wisley Julie. I’ll try to find out more next time I’m there.

  2. Sue@GLAllotments March 19, 2014 @ 11:22 am (#)

    New one to me but must admit we don’t overwinter broad beans.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 19th, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

      We’ve left it until spring a couple of times but have really suffered with blackfly.

  3. Steve Evs June 30, 2014 @ 9:18 pm (#)

    Will be popping some seeds in the ground on 4th July…….fingers crossed 🙂

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

      Steve where are you based? Would love to know how you get on.

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