Vegetables Beans Fava Beans

Bean Seed

Product ID: 3171

The superior fava bean.

Vroma produces large, 6 1/2–7" pods with 4–5 large seeds. Cook like a shell bean when the seeds are pale green. Strong, heat tolerant plants resist lodging. Light brown seeds. Bush bean. Avg. 270 seeds/lb. Packet: 50 seeds.


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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 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.
PACKET: 50 seeds, sows 17'.

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Quick Facts


Latin Name

Vicia faba

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

75 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), 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

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Variety's flowers may be consumed.

Edible Flowers