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 in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow 1" deep, 4–6" apart, in rows 18–36" apart, or use wide-bed style planting, giving each plant 1 sq.ft. of space. Where winter lows stay above 10°F (-12°C) sow in August–September. Inoculants can increase yields. DISEASES AND PESTS:The primary disorder responsible for leaf and pod blackening and spotting is a virus spread by aphids. The disease is most prevalent in hot weather, above 80F (27C). HARVEST: Pick individual pods when the green shell beans inside are plump. For dry beans, wait until pods are dry before harvest. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1lb./90', 11 lb./1,000', 160 lb./acre at 3' row spacing. SEED SPECS: Seeds/lb.: 225–260 (avg. 250). PACKET: 50 seeds, sows 17'.