Broad Windsor Fava Bean - Packet

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Broad Windsor fava bush beans tolerate cold temperatures quite well, making them a great choice for gardens in northern or colder climates. Sturdy enough to need no staking. Mild flavor. Large beans measure up to an inch in diameter. 70-80 days (spring). 220-240 days (fall).
Plant Information
Broad Windsor fava beans are an older variety, dating back to at least the 1860s, but the fava bean itself has been around for thousands of years. It's been said the fava beans were once thought to be a sign of good fortune and were kept by farmers and their families to help to prevent loss and ensure prosperous crops. The plant's long pods and giant beans are fun to watch grow, and even more fun to savor after harvesting. Reaching 2-4 feet in height, Broad Windsor fava bush bean plants are self-supporting and easy to grow in a garden, a raised bed, or containers. A mature plant will produce quite a heavy harvest of 4-5 inch, glossy green pods, with high-protein, gourmet beans inside that can be as large as a quarter! Delicious fresh, dried, or eaten as shell beans, Broad Windsor fava beans have countless uses in the kitchen and numerous health benefits. They're a great source of lean protein and iron so are a natural way to help increase energy levels. They're high in thiamin, vitamins K and B6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc, folate, and magnesium, and they contain no saturated fat or cholesterol.
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Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris, Vicia faba
Seed Life Cycle
How To Grow
Item Package Size
Space After Thinning
4-6 inches
Seed Spacing
3-6 inches
Ships As
Good for Containers
Days To Maturity
70-80 (spring sow)
Days To Germinate
6-15 days
Planting Depth
1-2 inches
Additional Information
Introduced in 1892
Row Spacing
12-30 inches