Broad Windsor Fava Bean


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Broad Windsor Fava Beans are one of the oldest plants with beginnings in ancient Greece and Rome. They are cool weather beans and can be planted and harvested earlier than most other beans. The pods produced are up to 18 inches long and contain from 3-12 large beans. Fava beans are also called "butter beans" because of their full-bodied flavor and creamy texture that make them a luxurious ingredient for side dishes, purees, dips, pestos, and spreads. Note: Do not purchase if you have family history of favism.

Also known as: Horse, Broad, Windsor, English Dwarf Bean, Tick, Pigeon, Bell, Haba, Feve and Silkworm beans.

Species Fava Beans, Broad Windsor
Plant Size 3-6 feet tall

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Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

Plant 1-2 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring (February or March) or 10 weeks before the first frost for Fall planting.

Within-Row Spacing  3-5 inches
Between-Row Spacing 24 inches

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 111
% 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%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.