Broad Windsor Fava Bean (Vicia faba)
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. Often grown as a cover crop, favas excel at pulling nitrogen into the 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.