Broad Windsor Fava Bean - Packet

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Broad Windsor Favas were popular in France in 1860 and are back on the menu again. Prized by top chefs around the world, the long pods are packed with large meaty beans. Steam ‘til tender, spritz with extra virgin olive oil and scatter over ravioli with a fine grating of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
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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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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.53 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 10 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris, Vicia faba
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1-2 inches
Seed Spacing
3-6 inches
Row Spacing
12-30 inches
Space After Thinning
4-6 inches
Days To Germinate
6-15 days
Days To Maturity
70-80 (spring sow)
Growth Rate
Growth Habit
Seed Life Cycle
Container Planting
Additional Information
Landreth's Original, Introduced in 1892
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