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Windsor Fava Bean Seeds

Heirloom

#7305
This packet sows up to 9 feet.
5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Reward your taste buds! Young pods can be eaten like snap beans. Pinch off the foliage tips for one of spring's tastiest greens. Best of all, shell the beans and cook when still green for a sweet, flavorful treat. The beautiful white and black flowers on sturdym upright plants make 'Windsor' pretty enough to use in flower beds! Favas are exceptionally cold tolerant (to 10°F) and grow best in cool conditions (below 75°F). Sturdy 24"-48" tall favas require staking only in high wind areas. Caution: People deficient in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) should not handle seeds, consume fava beans, or inhale its pollen.
$3.29 35 grams (~18 seeds)

Botanical Name: Vicia faba

Days to Maturity: 75 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: Rigid, erect plant up to 4' tall, and 24" wide

Variety Information: 5"–6" glossy green pods grow both solitary and in pairs. Each pod contains 3–8 large, oblong-shaped, flat, light green beans.

Type: Snap bean

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Cold Climates: Very early spring, when soil temperatures are as low as 35°F. Mild Climates: Sow early to mid-winter for spring harvest.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; bean seedlings are sensitive to root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: 1"–3"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 4"–6"

Row Spacing: 18"–36"

Thinning: Not required.

Harvesting: Favas beans are at the peak of freshness just before the saddle-shaped scar at the end of the seed ("hilum") turns brown. To eat whole like a snap bean, harvest when young and pods are 2"–3" long; for fresh shelling beans, harvest when the pod shell turns green and the bean is a light green color; and for dry beans to store, harvest when shell turns hard and brown and seeds inside are dry.

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Windsor Fava Bean Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Windsor Fava Beans

5 out of 5 stars Jul 25, 2021
Excellent germination rate, I usually just grow them for nitrogen fixing, but this year allowed them to mature. Sturdy plants, wonderfully scented flower, full pods.
Carol from WA

Great variety of fava bean

5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
I plant these very early in March when the ground is barely workable and have good success with all of the seeds germinating. Each year I grow more than the year before because we love them that much. Pretty white and black flowers followed by beans that are a bit heavy so they should have a fence or some other means of support to keep from flopping. There are many uses for them but the only way we eat them is as an appetizer, raw with a bit of shaved Peccorino and a drizzle of the best EVOO. We never get tired of eating them almost daily as long as they last and it's a sad day when they get pulled up.
Barbara from PA

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