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Bean Seeds (Fava) - Broad Windsor HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Large flat bean
  • Creamy and have a milder taste than lima beans
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

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 Lechter, enjoy “with a nice Chianti”.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Bean Seeds (Fava) - Broad Windsor
    Botanical Name:Vicia faba
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Determinate, Shell Bean, Fava Bean, Upright Non-Branching Plant
    Features:Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:5 inches Long, 3-5 1-inch Large Beans Per Pod
    Days to Maturity:70-85 Days
    Plant Height:24-36 inches
    Plant Spacing:4-6 inches
    Planting Depth:1 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:1, 300
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Fava Broad Windsor Beans

    When to Plant Bean Seeds

    Fava beans are not true beans - they are actually related to vetch. Because of this, the plants will not produce beans in the hot Summer heat. If your winter is mild, you can plant the seeds in the Fall for a Winter or Spring crop. You can plant Fava bean seeds in the Spring after danger of frost has passed in any region.

    Where to Plant Bean Seeds

    Choose a spot in your garden that has healthy, well-draining soil with full sun

    How to Plant Bean Seeds

    Plant your bean seeds about 1 ½  inches deep in well-drained, healthy soil. Cover the seeds with soil and lightly water the area. You can add legume inoculants to the soil when planting the seeds for a better product. The plants tend to be bushy and can grow between 2 and 6 feet tall. Because of this, you’ll want to plant the seeds between 4 and 6 inches apart.

    How to Harvest Beans

    Harvest your fava beans when you notice the pods are bright green, but have turned plump.

    The leaves of fava bean bushes are also edible, and they make a nutty and sweet addition to salads.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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We ordered Fava Bean seeds along with other seeds. It arrived very quickly, thank you!!!. All the seeds came up within 2 weeks. Thank you for providing high quality products.

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