Fava Bean, Windsor, Raw Seed

Also Called Broad or Horse Bean

Item Number: SCL705


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Vicia faba Cool season legume cover crop

Also called Horse or Broad bean, the Fava is not really a bean at all, but a member of the pea-vetch family. It produces long pods filled with large, edible beans which are popular fresh, dried or pickled.
  • Application Rate: 2-5 lb/1,000 sq ft or 125-175 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: Pea Vetch or Garden Combination Mix inoculant (sold separately)
  • Germination: Days
  • Plant Height: 8' (on good soil)
  • Uses: Green manure, attracts beneficial insects, fixes nitrogen, edible beans
  • Facts to Note: This tall legume is deep-rooted and fixes Nitrogen up to 150 lb/acre. Beautiful black and white flowers attract many beneficial insects. The large seeds must be planted deep (up to 3") and early to grow a good stand prior to cold weather. Easy to turn under if mowed or scythed first.


  • Adds Significant Organic Matter
  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Cold Hardy, Down to 25 °F
  • Fixes Nitrogen
  • Good for Weed Competition
  • Loosens Heavy Soils


Life Cycle Annual Plant Height Tall, over 36"
Planting Time Fall Seed Variety Single
Life Cycle Annual
Plant Height Tall, over 36"
Planting Time Fall
Seed Variety Single

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 5"W x 1.5"H


High quality bean seed, generous amount

I ordered 3 lbs of fava bean seed, and it weighed in at just over 3 lbs, all high-quality seed. Happy to support organic seed production, and working on growing some green manure.

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