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Bean, Fava/Broad - Broad Windsor


$299 USD
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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

Click here to view our full Bean grow guide.

Good companion plants: Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Parsley, Rosemary

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