Bulk Bean Seeds (Fava) - "Broad Windsor"

Vicia faba "Broad Windsor"

Bulk Bean Seeds (Fava) - "Broad Windsor"
  • Fava Bean; 6 Inches Pods
  • 70 Days to Harvest. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated, Shelling, Pollinator Attractor
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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  • Fava Bean; 6 Inches Pods
  • 70 Days to Harvest. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated, Shelling, Pollinator Attractor
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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PLANT BROAD WINDSOR FAVA BEAN SEEDS - GROW HEIRLOOM BEANS

The pods on the Broad Windsor are one of the largest varieties of Fava that you'll find.  An old time heirloom from 1863, Fava Broad Windsor are true bush beans and heavy yielders. Very sweet flavor similar to a pea!  Cool weather bean that can be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in spring.  Does not tolerate hot weather well. 

  • Fava Bean; 6 Inches Pods
  • 70 Days to Harvest. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated, Shelling, Pollinator Attractor
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Botanical NameVicia faba "Broad Windsor"
Planting TimeWarm Season
Plant Life CycleAnnual
TypeHeirloom, Pollinator Attractor, Open Pollinated, Shelling
Sowing MethodDirect Sow
Light RequirementsFull Sun
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When to Plant:

  • Fava beans are not true beans - they are actually related to vetch. Because of this, the plants will not produce beans in the hot Summer heat.
  • If your winter is mild, you can plant the seeds in the Fall for a Winter or Spring crop.
  • You can plant Fava bean seeds in the Spring after danger of frost has passed in any region.

How to Plant:

  • Plant your bean seeds about 1 ½  inches deep in well-drained, healthy soil.
  • Cover the seeds with soil and lightly water the area.
  • You can add legume inoculants to the soil when planting the seeds for a better product.
  • The plants tend to be bushy and can grow between 2 and 6 feet tall.
  • Because of this, you’ll want to plant the seeds between 4 and 6 inches apart.

How to Harvest:

  • Harvest your fava beans when you notice the pods are bright green, but have turned plump.

The leaves of fava bean bushes are also edible, and they make a nutty and sweet addition to salads.