Listed as far back as 1863, this classic heirloom produces large pods full of broad, flat green beans that become tan and creamy when dried. As a cover crop these tasty heirlooms will loosen your compacted garden beds while depositing a hefty dose of nitrogen to your soil.
- 20 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 65-85 days
- Direct sow 1-1 ½” deep in full sun after danger of frost has passed. Beans need soil temperatures between 75-85° F to sprout.
- Space plants 3-6” apart; space row 2-3’ apart.
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My first time growing favas. Sowed in early May (zone 7) in a raised bed; they germinated in 8 days. Plants are healthy and growing well….about 10” tall by the first week of June. I plan to try a second sowing in late summer to see if they’ll overwinter for a spring crop (suggested by Farmers Almanac).