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Vicia faba var. minor or equina Annual cool season legume cover crop.
Actually a member of the vetch family. Vigorous, adaptable legume.
- Application Rate: 0.5" depth at 2–4 lb/1000 sq. ft. or 100-120 lb/acre
- Inoculant: Pea Vetch or Garden Combination
- Germination: 5-10 Days
- Plant Height: 3-6'
- Uses: Cover crop, erosion control, green manure, pastures
- Facts to Note: Also called Horse Bean, Faba Bean or Tick Bean. Fixes nitrogen at 150 lb/acre on fertile soils. Matures March to May, attracting beneficial insects to its fragrant black and white blossoms. Flowers earlier than most other winter annual cover crops. Plant in early-mid fall.