Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds QTY. 25

$2.25
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SKU:
1017
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Warning: Although rare some people can have a serious allergic reaction to fava beans. 

Favas are acutally not beans at all, but rather a legume. Seeds are light brown in color and are very large. Their pods grow upright and are non branching plants. Pods are broad in shape and contain around 4 to 7 beans. Favas can grow in cooler temperatures and are believed to have originated from Europe. They also fix nitrogen so can be grown before planting a heavy feeder crop.

  • QTY: 25
  • Seed Planting Depth: 1.5"
  • Germination Temperature: 75
  • Days to Germination: 7-10 
  • Row Spacing: 36"
  • Plant Spacing: 6"
  • 100' Row Yield: 24 lb
  • Sun: Full
  • Harvest time: 57 days

How to Save Seeds

 

Beans seldom cross pollinate with one another since they are considered to be self pollinators. However that isn't to say it won't occur. So as a precaution it is recommended to grow to different colors of beans near one another if you are limited on space and then observe the seeds when ready. The seed will show signs of crossing if you grew to different colors. If you are concerned about crossing separate by 150ft as a rule. Harvest when completely dried; cure them for a week or so by allowing them to further dry out in their pods spread out from one another, then shell and discard trash.