Cover Crop Fava Bean Sweet Lorane Improved Organic Seeds (LG)

Cover Crop Fava Bean Sweet Lorane Improved Organic Seeds (LG)

Vicia faba

Item #7617

LARGE PACKET

30-60 Days. Fava beans are dual purpose! As a cover crop, fava beans have one of the highest nitrogen-fixing rates, and the large, deep roots break up even heavy and compacted soil. For maximum nitrogen, harvest crop at peak bloom and work back into the soil to increase level of organic material. Fava beans are very cold hardy and can be sown in temperatures between 35°F and 45°F. Fast-growing cover crop, sow favas in early spring or fall. CAUTION: People deficient in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) should not handle seeds, consume fava beans, or inhale its pollen.

This packet sows approximately 40 square ft.

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:
3"

Seed Spacing:
2-4 seeds
per square foot

Thinning:
Not required


When to sow outside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. For a fall crop, sow 2 to 4 weeks before first fall frost. May be overwintered in mild climates; cold hardy as low as 20°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special sowing and germination instructions: Soak seeds 12 to 24 hours before sowing. For first year sowing, an innoculant can be beneficial but it is not required.

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