Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds- (Vicia faba)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 75-85 days
- Broad Bean
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Broad Windsor Fava Bean
A classic English variety of Fava, with 5-6" pods with large 1" beans. An ancient legume that has been under cultivation for thousands of years.
A classic ingredient in many Italian dishes, Fava beans are primarily grown for the edible seeds, which are eaten immature.
Fava beans are also a great nitrogen-fixing cover crop.
Shelled beans, and mature, as dry beans
For Snap Beans, wait until they are about pencil size, but harvest before the beans inside the pods become lumpy. Snap beans, are snapped, strings removed and eaten fresh or cooked.
For Fresh Shell Beans, let the seeds in the pods get good and fat. You shell/remove the green beans from the pod and they are eaten fresh or cooked.
For Dried Beans, let the pods get brown and dry on the plant. Pick them before they can split open and spread out to finish drying. Remove from dried pods and store. Dried beans are usually soaked and cooked.
Fava's prefer a cooler growing condition.