Bean, Fava (Vicia faba) seeds, organic

$2.95

Family:  Legume (Fabaceae)

Annual or overwintering annual, 80 to 100 days to harvest, fall planted zones 7 to 10, spring planted zones 6 and under

(Fava Beans, Broad Windsor) Extremely vigorous legume that may be mixed with peas, vetch, or oats for cover-cropping or grown by itself.  Reaching from 3 to 6 feet tall, with thick stems and leaves, Fava Beans give superior yield of soil-building carbon (biomass) and also fix 150 lbs of nitrogen per acre.  The strong root system aerates the soil and brings up deeply seated minerals and nutrients.  Sow in fall or spring at the rate of 2 lb per 1,000 square feet or 8 lb per acre.  These large, flat favas also make an edible green seed (shell from pod and steam) and when dried, may be rehydrated and made into soup or ground up to make traditional falafels.  Yummmmmmm.

Packet contains 20 seeds

Otherwise, sold by the pound, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    JD (verified owner)

    Hi Richo, Are these also available by the pound? I see only ‘packet’ available under Choose a Quantity. I would like to purchase by the pound.

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      Richo Cech

      Hi JD, I understand and wish we had bulk of this for you but we don’t. Richo

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    Jeanne (verified owner)

    In zone 6 is it ok to start inside or preferred to wait until the ground can be broken and plant first thing in the garden?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jeanne, Thanks for staying in touch. Most of us don’t start fava beans indoors–they work just fine pushed into the soil in the spring in a zone 6. Richo

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    • Shary

      Can I plant directly in my garden at the end of May in zone 5?

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      Richo Cech

      Yes, I have often grown these as an early-spring-planted annual with good results. r

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