Broad Windsor Fava Bean
Broad Windsor Fava Beans are one of the oldest plants with beginnings in ancient Greece and Rome for its beneficial cover crop properties, capable of fixing 200 lbs. of nitrogen per acre to replenish poor and depleted soils. They are cool weather beans, usually planted and harvested earlier than most beans. Each long pod contains large oblong beans with a delicious creamy and nutty taste. Try in side dishes, purees, dips, pestos, and spreads for a luxurious taste!
Also known as: Horse, English Dwarf Bean, Tick, Pigeon, Bell, Haba, Feve and Silkworm beans.
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||Fava Bean, Broad Windsor
|Days to Germinate:||7-14|
|Days to Harvest:||80|
|Growth Habit:||Upright 2-5 ft., 10 in. Spread
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Seeds Packed For**:||2023|
*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Soil Preparation:Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.
In the Spring, plant beans after all danger of frost has passed. In the Fall, plant beans 10 to 12 weeks before the first expected frost. Plant bush beans 1 inch deep and 1 to 2 inches apart in the rows that are 2½ to 3 feet apart. Planting in moist soil is best for seeds to germinate and emerge quickly. After the beans have sprouted, thin the plants to 4-6 inches apart.
|Planting Depth:||1 inch|
||1-2 inches, thin to 4-6 inches
||2 1/2-3 feet
Care During the Season:
% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 0.9 g||1%|
|Saturated fat 0.1 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.4 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 32 mg||1%|
|Potassium 418 mg||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 22 g||7%|
|Dietary fiber 9 g||36%|
|Sugar 12 g|
|Protein 10 g||20%|
|Vitamin A||8%||Vitamin C||7%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||5%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|