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70-90 Days to maturity. Vicia faba ’Aquadulce’. Organic Aquadulce Fava Bean Seeds. Non-GMO, cool weather annual. Aquadulce Fava Beans are a multi-use crop that is adaptable and delicious. Grow these beans in the spring or fall in full sun. These prolific seeds promise high yields of beans and greens that are useful in many cooking applications. Also known as broad beans, they are a staple protein and fiber source for millions of people around the world. ~20 seeds/oz.
Sow seeds in full sun in either the fall or the spring. Plant according to the chart located in the attributes tab above and water in heavily. Cover each seed with about an inch of soil and keep 4 inches between plants and 20 inches or more between rows. Maintain even moisture but once established, allow the soil to dry slightly between irrigations to prevent waterborne diseases.
Especially in the early stages, keep the area well-weeded. For an even earlier crop, begin the seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the final frost and transplant them outdoors after a hardening-off period.
Aquadulce Fava Bean in the Vegetable Garden
Fava Beans can be a cover crop when needed, or they can grow upright as a background plant in the garden. Broadbeans are also nitrogen fixators and are perfect for garden rotations to put much-needed nitrogen back in the soil. After harvesting, leave the roots in the ground to decompose.
Harvesting Aquadulce Fava Bean
Harvests will be ready in early May for fall planting and in late July for spring planting. To harvest fresh beans, wait until the pods have reached their full size and the beans inside have plumped up. At this point, the leaves should just be starting to turn yellow. For a dried bean harvest, wait until the leaves have become brown, and then remove the entire plant or just the vines for further drying. For greens, pick leaves when still young and are a bright green color; this will be much earlier than when the pods themselves. Aquadulce Fava Beans are ready to be harvested when the bean pods appear swollen for fresh beans and after the pods have dried for dried beans.
About Aquadulce Fava Bean Garden Seeds
Fava Bean plants are used globally for culinary purposes, foraging, and cover cropping. It is a versatile and important worldwide crop that prevents starvation, erosion, and environmental collapse.
Store fresh fava beans in a crisper drawer in your refrigerator in an airtight container. Use within a week. Dried fava beans stay good in a dry and air-tight container for 2-3 years.
Fava beans are so attractive to aphids that they are sometimes used in pest management programs as host plants for a variety of aphid types. This draws the aphids away from other, perhaps more desirable crops nearby.
Enjoy the benefits of fava beans such as a healthy carbohydrate source, high protein content, and good sources of fiber, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6, and magnesium.
The name ‘aquadulce’ means ‘sweet water’ in Spanish and hints at the sweet yet buttery flavor of these unique legumes.
Stories From Our Gardeners
"There is plentiful information on the web about fava beans. I recommend sifting through all that by contacting your local extension office for region-specific information about weed, pest, and disease control. They also may have useful information about how to grow board beans in your specific location. They are a great resource!"
- Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer
Aquadulce Fava Bean Seeds Per Package:
1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 20 Seeds
4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 80 Seeds
1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 320 Seeds
5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 1,600 Seeds
25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 8,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Aquadulce Fava Bean seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $75.
The beans are silky, nutty, buttery, and creamy. Very fresh beans can occasionally have a slight bitterness. The greens taste similar to spinach.
Annual; Zone 2-10
Days to Maturity:
Days to Germination:
Stout stem that grows upright. Can be used to support vining climbers.
Loamy, well-drained but moist soil with a pH between 6.2 and 6.8.
70-80 degrees F
Pests and Diseases:
Monitor frequently for aphids; they are the leading cause of fava bean crop failure worldwide. Fava Beans can also be susceptible to botrytis, blights, fusarium, and fava bean rust. Proper cultivation practices are the best prevention.
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