Windsor Fava Bean
Certified Organic Seed
Heirloom variety is a splendid protein-rich spring treat.
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.
|25 Seeds||$3.50||In Stock|
|75 Seeds||$6.50||Out of Stock|
|8 Ounces||$10.95||Out of Stock|
Direct sow fava beans outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked. Fava beans are cold hearty and extremely heat intolerant, so do not delay. Late planting will result in reduced or low yield. Sow 1-2 inches deep, 2-4 inches apart. Thin the weakest seedlings out. Fava beans require moist, fertile soil and cool temperatures. In the case of a hot spring, try cooling the plants with overhead watering especially at the flowering stage, otherwise, drip irrigation is best.
Harvest when pods are glossy, plump and browning. You should be able to see the outline of the 1-1.5 inch beans. Once pods are harvested, shell, then peel the tender bean from the tough exterior. Use immediately or freeze.
|Days to Germination||7 days|
|Days to Maturity||75 days|
|Planting Depth||1 to 2 inches|
|Spacing in Row||6 to 8 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||24 inches|
|Height at Maturity||36 to 48 inches|
|Width at Maturity||10 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|