If you are looking for a something new to try your green thumb on, look no further than the fava bean. While favas can be finicky, intolerant of heat and attractive to a certain fava loving aphid, your care to these delectable legumes will certainly pay off in the end. Once you have grown and cared for them, shelled them and peeled them, celebrate with a fava bean party! They are splendid in paella, risotto, spring soup, flavorful spreads, or simply sauteed with a glass of Chianti.
Windsor Fava Bean is a classic heirloom dating back to the late 1800s.
Fava beans are incredible nitrogen fixers, try companion planting them next to your favorite brassicas.