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A rare heritage seed collected by Bob Reid in the Andes at 3,000m altitude. It was introduced by the Spanish as a European crop to replace the native Indian crops. When the Spanish left the local indigenous population continued to grow it, and do so to this day. It was selected to withstand harsh growing conditions such as extreme frosts. It is grown at the maximum altitude of cultivation which the locals mark with kilometres of stone walls these also serve to protect their crops from harsh winds. The plant grows to 1m tall and has large 8cm by 2.5cm pods containing approx. six 2cm flat round beans. Best sown in Autumn. Sow as for the other broad beans. Grown in Tasmania by us, untreated seed.
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