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80-90 Days. Vicia faba. Organic. Cover Crop. Open-pollinated. Organic Fava bean seeds grow a vining annual variety cover crop able to be sown in almost any month for improved soil nutrition, tilth, and weed suppression. Non-GMO Organic fava bean thrives in cold to moderate temperatures, ideal to overwinter as a restorative cover crop, yet also grown as a hardy vegeatble crop in more northern gardens. Heirloom Organic fava bean grows tenacious and dense roots known to break up dense, difficult soils to help establish future crops in the garden. Wholesale seed packets and bulk sizes. ~15 seeds/oz.
Heirloom Organic fava bean cover crop is a cool weather garden crop best grown directly in early spring or fall. Directly sow 1-2 Organic fava bean seeds 1" deep and 4-6" apart in Organically rich, well-drained garden soil in full sun to partial shade. Open-pollinated fava beans are often presoaked overnight to accelerate germination prior to garden sowing. Non-GMO Organic fava bean germinates in 7-14 days, thinning back to one plant 8-10" apart in the garden as second set of true leaves establish. Legume seeds are often inoculated with Rhizobium bacteria at time of garden sowing. Although heirloom Vicia faba does not have too many pests or insects, it is known to be susceptible to leaf spotting diseases such as mosaic viral disease, bacterial blight, and slight anthracnose. Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Organic Fava Bean Benefits
Non-GMO Vicia faba is a popular cover crop traditionally sown in the fall to replenish nitrogen content in garden soil. Whether grown between seasons or alongside a crop as a nitrogen-boosting companion plant, heirloom fava bean seeds can be sown nearly any time of the year. Like many cover crops, Organic fava bean is grown for its vigorour root structure, ideal for breaking up dense, clay-heavy soils for improved spring harvests. To eat fava beans, shell the entire pod and cook the beans. Fresh fava beans can be stored with oil in the freezer, and keep dried bean safely in a cool dark spot. Fall planted fava beans will mature quickly to supplement depleted nitrogen, but will not fruit until 8-9 months after garden sowing.
Organic fava bean grows uniform lemon-lime green foliage, stems, pods, and beans
Fava Bean Flavor:
Buttery and nutty similar to lima bean, but with a more pronounced flavor
Broad Bean, Faba Bean
Fava Bean Hardiness Zones:
2-11 (Grown as an annual)
Broad Windsor Days to Maturity:
Seed Planting Depth:
Plant 1-2 seeds 1" deep
Garden Row Spacing:
Fava Bean Growth Habit:
Heirloom Organic fava bean seeds grow into a 24-60" tall garden climber with a 6-10" spread
Garden Soil Preference:
Organically rich, loose, well-drained
Grow Temp Preference:
Garden Light Preference:
Full sun - Partial shade
Although heirloom Vicia faba does not have too many pests or insects, it is known to be susceptible to leaf spotting diseases such as mosaic viral disease, bacterial blight, and slight anthracnose. Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Organic Fava Bean Mow:
When grown as a cover crop, mow down fava bean and till back into soil a month before sowing a new spring crop
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