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Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds (Organic)

Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds (Organic)

Broad Windsor Fava Beans - Produces Large Beans for Shelling

Bean - Fava Broad Windsor - Vicia faba

Hardy Annual Bush. Heirloom. This is the classic, large-seeded English fava with strong, upright plants bearing 3-5 very large, tender, light-green seeds for fresh shelling. The mature, light-brown seeds are excellent in soups and hummus.

Did You Know? Also called Horse or Broad bean, the Fava is not really a bean at all, but a member of the pea-vetch family.

Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter with a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, moderately at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering.

Planting & Growing: This tall legume is deep-rooted. Where winter lows stay above 10°F (-12°C) sow in September. Cold climates sow in the spring. Raw seed requires Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant. Avoid hot weather.

Harvesting & Storage: Long pods are filled with large, edible beans which are popular fresh, dried or pickled. Each 5-6" pod contains 3-5 large, fresh green shell beans.

Soil Temperature: 50-80°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 4’
Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full sun 
Spacing After Thinning: 4"-6"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 10 Seeds

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing beans.
 

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds (Organic)
Buy 10 for $3.79 each
Buy 25 for $3.59 each
$3.99
/Pack

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Description

Bean - Fava Broad Windsor - Vicia faba

Hardy Annual Bush. Heirloom. This is the classic, large-seeded English fava with strong, upright plants bearing 3-5 very large, tender, light-green seeds for fresh shelling. The mature, light-brown seeds are excellent in soups and hummus.

Did You Know? Also called Horse or Broad bean, the Fava is not really a bean at all, but a member of the pea-vetch family.

Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter with a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, moderately at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering.

Planting & Growing: This tall legume is deep-rooted. Where winter lows stay above 10°F (-12°C) sow in September. Cold climates sow in the spring. Raw seed requires Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant. Avoid hot weather.

Harvesting & Storage: Long pods are filled with large, edible beans which are popular fresh, dried or pickled. Each 5-6" pod contains 3-5 large, fresh green shell beans.

Soil Temperature: 50-80°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 4’
Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full sun 
Spacing After Thinning: 4"-6"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 10 Seeds

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing beans.
 

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.04 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Cold Hardy
  • Down to 25°F
  • Fixes Nitrogen
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Winter
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Spring
Bean Type : Fresh
Growth Habit : Bush
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Family : Leguminosae (Legumes)
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter with a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, moderately at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering.

Planting & Growing: This tall legume is deep-rooted. Where winter lows stay above 10°F (-12°C) sow in September. Cold climates sow in the spring. Raw seed requires Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant. Avoid hot weather.

Harvesting & Storage: Long pods are filled with large, edible beans which are popular fresh, dried or pickled. Each 5-6" pod contains 3-5 large, fresh green shell beans.

Useful Information

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

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C
Cassandra
Reliable!

These favas all sprouted! They are strong and vigorous, edible variety and nitrogen fixing! Highly recommend you add these to your garden! Companion plant with your leafy greens!! You will be happily impressed!

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Jeff
Love these fava beans!

I live in the SF Bay Area (Walnut Creek / East Bay). I planted in the fall and they are producing sacks of beans right now (mid April).

Grow these beans. Cook this recipe: https://nancyharmonjenkins.com/springing-for-fave/

This is the second year I've had success with these. I have not gotten the nitrogen level where it needs to be in our soil so I fail with other vegetables but not these fava beans!

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Tom
healthy

Planted Feb 22. Got cold again, so just sprouting March 5. Excellent vigor, obviously healthy seeds. If we have a late hard frost, will cover with frost protection row cover, just in case. Not sure exactly how cold Windsor plants are, but better safe than sorry!

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Suzanne Fellows
Very robust plants

Tried growing these this year and got great germination and the plants have continued growing all throughout the winter (with a little help from my frost blanket). This spring they grew like crazy and produced loads of beans. Large fleshy pods and since I inoculated at planting, the plants were loaded with nodules on the roots. Beans were very tasty. Will grow again for sure.

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