An "Old World" bean that has gained popularity in the U.S.
The demand for Fava beans - also known as Broad beans - has been growing, creating a niche product opportunity for market growers. Windsor is a classic English variety with 5-6" pods containing 3-5 large, 1", fresh green shell beans. Favas prefer cool, mild conditions and are suitable for early spring and fall planting. Dry beans are light brown. Avg. 275 seeds/lb. Packet: 50 seeds.
Latin Name: Vicia faba
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CULTURE: Unlike most beans, fava beans prefer cool weather and are best planted at the same time as peas. Sow 1" deep 4-6" apart, in rows 18-36" apart. Where winter lows stay above 10°F (-12°C) sow in September. Inoculants can increase yields. Pick for green shelling when beans are plump inside the large pods. DISEASES AND PESTS: Control aphids that are responsible for the spread of viral diseases that cause leaf blackening, especially during hot weather. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 90'/lb., 11 lb./1,000', 160 lb./acre at 3' row spacing. PACKET: 50 seeds sows 17'.