Vegetables Beans Fava Beans Vroma


Bean Seed

Product ID: 3171

Sturdy, upright plants with improved heat tolerance.

Vroma produces large, 6 1/2-7" pods with 4-5 large seeds. Cook like a shell bean when the seeds are pale green. More heat tolerant and much less prone to being blown over than broad Windsor. Light brown seeds. Avg. 270 seeds/lb. Packet: 50 seeds.




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Additional Information

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 through 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 80°F (27°C).
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: 1 lb./90', 11 lb./1,000', 160 lb./acre at 3' row spacing.
50 seeds, sows 17'.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Vicia faba
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
75 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Edible Flowers