Winter beans were traditionally grown as feed beans for internal use and the Continental trade. However, since the variety Wizard was introduced many of the better samples will command a premium for the human consumption trade to Egypt with its large grain size and pale skin having increased its popularity with end users for splitting.

Crops are sown in the autumn and harvested the following August/ September. The advantages for UK growers is that Wizard offers adaptability to a wide range of soil types and can be sown anytime between October and December.