Method of establishment and plant populations are crucial to the success of winter beans. The popular technique is to broadcast, followed by shallow ploughing. Allowing for a 15% field loss, the target should be to establish 18 plants/m² in the spring. More commonly if conditions and equipment allow conventional drilling is giving more reliable plant establishment. Sowing depth is critical, minimum 3 inches.
Wizard, Tundra and Bumble all have a pale hilum and subject to having a pale skin and good seed size are suited to the North African premium export market where they are used for splitting for Falafel.
Tundra has taken an area from Wizard with its higher yields and good standing ability.
Bumble yields in line with Tundra and like the hugely popular variety Wizard has large grain size making it suitable for export.