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Fava Bean Broad Windsor Type
Fava Bean Broad Windsor Type
Sale price: $2.95


  • Vicia faba. Open pollinated. 85 days. Heirloom
  • Bush. Frost resistant. 
  • This large lima shaped fava is the only old world bean. 
  • Plant in fall for early spring crop or very early spring for June harvest. 
  • A sprig of summer savory is the traditional seasoning. (Some people have a rare genetic allergy). Brown seeds.
  • Fava's are excellent used as a cover crop

Planting Directions:  Direct sow in spring after frost danger has passed and soil temperature is a minimum of 60˚, 70˚ is optimum. Plant 1”to 2” deep, 4-6” apart.  Cultivate soil incorporating compost or a low nitrogen general purpose fertilizer.  Keep soil moist until seed germinates, after that water moderately and regularly until harvest.  Provide trellis for pole beans; bush beans do not need a trellis. After each picking water deep to prolong production. We recommend using a legume inoculant when planting.