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Bean Seeds (Fava) - Broad Windsor

Bean Seeds (Fava) - Broad Windsor

Size Price Savings Quantity
1 Ounce $4.79
1/4 Pound $13.69 29% Savings
1 Pound $41.99 45% Savings
5 Pounds $104.99 ($1.31/ounce) 73% Savings
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  • Great for drying and pairs perfectly with spices and herbs
  • Large flat bean
  • Creamy and have a milder taste than lima beans
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 3 to 5 beans per pod, 5 inches long
Growth Habit Non-Branching, Upright
Plant Height 24 to 36 inches

Flavor Profile Buttery; Nutty; Slightly Sweet; Creamy Texture
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Soil Improvement
Growing Conditions Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried, Freezing

About Bean Seeds (Fava) - Broad Windsor

Vicia faba

Seed Type Heirloom Seed, Open Pollinated Seed
Plant Type Determinate, Dry Bean, Fava

The Broad Windsor, an old time heirloom, is one of the most revered fava beans available today. The pods of this plant produce one of the largest dry beans you'll find anywhere. The Broad Windsor can be used in a plethora of cuisines. The only fava bean endorsed by Dr. Hannibal Lecter, enjoy with a nice Chianti.

Planting Information

Planting Bean Seeds (Fava) - Broad Windsor

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1 inch
Plant Spacing 4 to 6 inches
Plant Height 24 to 36 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 70 to 85 days
View our Bean Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
1 Ounce 28
1/4 Pound 112
1 Pound 448
5 Pounds 2,240

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