Consumed around the world as a nutritious, protein-rich dried bean, The Broad Windsor Fava Bean is also tasty as a shell bean. This cold hardy bush-type plant grows to 3'-4' with unusual black and white blossoms. The huge beans have a creamy, nutty flavor, and the leaves can be eaten fresh or cooked. High yields make this nitrogen fixer a multi-tasker in the fall and winter gardens of all grow zones.
- Easy to grow
- Cold hardy to 20 degrees
- Nitrogen fixer
- Great for winter gardens
SEED PLANTING TIPS
- Botanical name: Vicia faba
- Depth to plant seeds: 2" deep
- Spacing between plants: 4"-6" apart
- Spacing between rows: 18"-24" apart
- Days to germinate (sprout): 10-14 days
- Germination soil temps: 50F-65F
- Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
- Sun needs: Full sun
- Frost hardy: Yes
- Planting season: Spring, fall, winter
- # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 2-4 plants per sq. ft.
- Days to maturity: 75-80 days when spring sown, 180 days when fall sown
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Good companion plants: Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Parsley, Rosemary
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