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CULTURE: Start outdoors April-May as soon as soil can be worked. Comes up in 5-10 days at 50F/12C. Space seeds 10cm/4” apart and 2cm-1” deep. To increase yields, start indoors 4 weeks earlier and transplant outdoors in early spring. TIP: We mist the plants in the heat of the day to cool the plants and improve pod set. Control black mites in mid-spring with Trounce or Insecticidal Soap
75 Witkiem - Monica
Early and disease tolerant. New breeding in a Windsor type broad beans. Improved disease tolerance and very early maturing, 3-4 days earlier than Witkiem-Manita which it replaces. Monica has good standing ability (does not lodge), plant height is slightly shorter than Witkiem-Manita. Pod attachment is a bit higher up the plant. Colour and size are very similar to Manita but will produce more pods per plant. Bred mainly for the local fresh market. 70 days
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