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Broad Windsor Fava Bean - Cover Crop Seeds has a rating of 4.7 stars based on 11 reviews.
{"id":9985043208,"title":"Broad Windsor Fava Bean - Cover Crop Seeds","handle":"bean-fava-broad-windsor","description":"\u003cp\u003e80-90 Days. \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e. Annual. Cover Crop. Heirloom. Non-GMO Broad Windsor fava bean seeds grow one of the most beneficial heirloom cover crops available to the home gardener. Popularly sown in the fall as a cool-hardy cover crop, Broad Windsor fava bean is an heirloom legume grown to restore nitrogen to poor and depleted soils. Windsor Broad fava bean is an open-pollinated annual grown just as commonly for its resorative properties as it is a fruiting crop harvested for its world-famous creamy and nutty fava beans. ~15 seeds\/oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRead more about Cover Crops:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/cover-crop\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e Get Your Free Cover Crop Growing Guide!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Broad Windsor Fava Bean Cover Crop Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCommon Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e Broad Bean, Faba Bean\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFava Bean Hardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2-11 (Grown as an annual)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBroad Windsor Days to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 80-90 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeed Planting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e Broadcast directly and tamp 1\" into soil\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBroad Windsor Growth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Heirloom fava bean seeds grow into a 24-60\" tall garden climber with a 6-10\" spread\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eAquadulce Soil Benefits:\u003c\/strong\u003e Replenishes nitrogen into the soil, roots loosen soil to improve tilth, drainage, and weeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrow Temp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 40-75°F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGarden Light Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun - Partial shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/Diseases\/Troubleshooting:\u003c\/strong\u003e Although heirloom \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e does not have too many pests or insects, it is known to be susceptible to leaf spotting diseases such as mosaic viral disease, bacterial blight, and slight anthracnose. Allow soil to dry between waterings.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFava Bean Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Broad Windsor fava bean grows uniform lemon-lime green foliage, stems, pods, and beans\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBroad Windsor Mow:\u003c\/strong\u003e When growing as a cover crop, mow down fava bean and till back into soil a month before sowing a new spring crop.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Broad Windsor Fava Bean Cover Crop Garden Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeirloom Broad Windsor fava bean cover crop is a cool weather garden crop best broadcasted directly in early spring or fall. For more traditional sowing, plant 1-2 Broad Windsor fava bean seeds 1” deep and 4-6” apart in organically rich, well-drained garden soil in full sun to partial shade. Open-pollinated fava beans are often presoaked overnight to accelerate germination prior to garden sowing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Broad Windsor fava bean germinates in 7-14 days, thinning back to one plant 8-10” apart in the garden as second set of true leaves establish. Legume seeds are often inoculated with Rhizobium bacteria at time of garden sowing. Although heirloom \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e does not have too many pests or insects, it is known to be susceptible to leaf spotting diseases such as mosaic viral disease, bacterial blight, and slight anthracnose. Allow soil to dry between waterings.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBroad Windsor was listed in 1863. This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans. Fava’s can fix up to an incredible 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. \"Sixty pounds of nitrogen per acre is enough to feed a succeeding crop of beets, carrots, etc. One-hundred pounds will feed corn, lettuce, or squash. Fava's two-hundred pounds of nitrogen per acre is sufficient to grow the heaviest feeders--the Brassica’s.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMadalyn A. Klenske says \u003cem\u003e\"Vicia faba is a member of the vetch family, a group of leguminous plants, by and large, climbing herbs, cultivated for forage and soil improvement. Generally, the fava is an erect, large-leaved, single-stalked plant, two to seven feet tall, which assumes a full, bushy appearance at maturity. In the home garden, the tall, upright plants are often sown densely, as the plants physically support each other in this pattern, obviating the need for staking. Clusters of fragrant purple or white flowers on short stalks develop at the axil of the plant, which is the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch. The seedpods that ripen from the fertilized flowers are numerous: there can be 15-60 pods found on each plant, each pod containing 3-12 beans, depending on variety.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll parts of the fava plant are edible. The seeds are high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and have been a cornerstone of human nutrition for thousands of years. The beans may be eaten fresh and green, or dried for future use. Properly dried beans will keep for three years. Many people enjoy the leaves of the fava plant, preparing them similarly to spinach.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e1929 Steele Briggs Seed house says...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEnglish or broad bean. Very hardy; plant as soon as the soil is in good shape in the spring. Plant 4 inches apart and 2 inches deep in rows 4 feet apart. To ensure well filled pods, pinch off the top as soon as the pods begin to set.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBroad Windsor Fava Bean Benefits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e is a popular cover crop traditionally sown in the fall to replenish nitrogen content in garden soil. Whether grown between seasons or alongside a crop as a nitrogen-boosting companion plant, heirloom fava bean seeds can be sown nearly any time of the year. To eat fava beans, shell the entire pod and cook the beans. Fresh fava beans can be stored with oil in the freezer, and keep dried bean safely in a cool dark spot. Fall planted fava beans will mature quickly to supplement depleted nitrogen, but will not fruit until 8-9 months after garden sowing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWholesale Non-GMO Broad Windsor Fava Bean Cover Crop Garden Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e30 g - Wholesale - Approximately 15 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 60 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 240 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 1,200 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 6,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeirloom Broad Windsor fava bean cover crop garden seeds are available for \u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2017-06-27T15:29:30-06:00","created_at":"2017-06-27T15:29:34-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Cover Crop Seeds","tags":["70-79 Days","80-89 Days","Annual","Bean","Cover Crop","Fava Bean","Full Sun","Green","Heirloom","Heirloom_web","Legume","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Packet","Seeds","veg_bean","Vegetable","Warmer","Zone 3","Zone 4","Zone 5","Zone 6","Zone 7","Zone 8","Zone 9"],"price":249,"price_min":249,"price_max":8219,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31779041771635,"title":"30 g Packet","option1":"30 g Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"48442","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":4612447469683,"product_id":9985043208,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-08-07T10:53:26-06:00","updated_at":"2020-06-09T12:32:41-06:00","alt":"Bean - 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Annual. Cover Crop. Heirloom. Non-GMO Broad Windsor fava bean seeds grow one of the most beneficial heirloom cover crops available to the home gardener. Popularly sown in the fall as a cool-hardy cover crop, Broad Windsor fava bean is an heirloom legume grown to restore nitrogen to poor and depleted soils. Windsor Broad fava bean is an open-pollinated annual grown just as commonly for its resorative properties as it is a fruiting crop harvested for its world-famous creamy and nutty fava beans. ~15 seeds\/oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRead more about Cover Crops:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/cover-crop\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e Get Your Free Cover Crop Growing Guide!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Broad Windsor Fava Bean Cover Crop Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCommon Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e Broad Bean, Faba Bean\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFava Bean Hardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2-11 (Grown as an annual)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBroad Windsor Days to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 80-90 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeed Planting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e Broadcast directly and tamp 1\" into soil\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBroad Windsor Growth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Heirloom fava bean seeds grow into a 24-60\" tall garden climber with a 6-10\" spread\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eAquadulce Soil Benefits:\u003c\/strong\u003e Replenishes nitrogen into the soil, roots loosen soil to improve tilth, drainage, and weeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrow Temp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 40-75°F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGarden Light Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun - Partial shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/Diseases\/Troubleshooting:\u003c\/strong\u003e Although heirloom \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e does not have too many pests or insects, it is known to be susceptible to leaf spotting diseases such as mosaic viral disease, bacterial blight, and slight anthracnose. Allow soil to dry between waterings.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFava Bean Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Broad Windsor fava bean grows uniform lemon-lime green foliage, stems, pods, and beans\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBroad Windsor Mow:\u003c\/strong\u003e When growing as a cover crop, mow down fava bean and till back into soil a month before sowing a new spring crop.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Broad Windsor Fava Bean Cover Crop Garden Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeirloom Broad Windsor fava bean cover crop is a cool weather garden crop best broadcasted directly in early spring or fall. For more traditional sowing, plant 1-2 Broad Windsor fava bean seeds 1” deep and 4-6” apart in organically rich, well-drained garden soil in full sun to partial shade. Open-pollinated fava beans are often presoaked overnight to accelerate germination prior to garden sowing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Broad Windsor fava bean germinates in 7-14 days, thinning back to one plant 8-10” apart in the garden as second set of true leaves establish. Legume seeds are often inoculated with Rhizobium bacteria at time of garden sowing. Although heirloom \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e does not have too many pests or insects, it is known to be susceptible to leaf spotting diseases such as mosaic viral disease, bacterial blight, and slight anthracnose. Allow soil to dry between waterings.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBroad Windsor was listed in 1863. This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans. Fava’s can fix up to an incredible 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. \"Sixty pounds of nitrogen per acre is enough to feed a succeeding crop of beets, carrots, etc. One-hundred pounds will feed corn, lettuce, or squash. Fava's two-hundred pounds of nitrogen per acre is sufficient to grow the heaviest feeders--the Brassica’s.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMadalyn A. Klenske says \u003cem\u003e\"Vicia faba is a member of the vetch family, a group of leguminous plants, by and large, climbing herbs, cultivated for forage and soil improvement. Generally, the fava is an erect, large-leaved, single-stalked plant, two to seven feet tall, which assumes a full, bushy appearance at maturity. In the home garden, the tall, upright plants are often sown densely, as the plants physically support each other in this pattern, obviating the need for staking. Clusters of fragrant purple or white flowers on short stalks develop at the axil of the plant, which is the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch. The seedpods that ripen from the fertilized flowers are numerous: there can be 15-60 pods found on each plant, each pod containing 3-12 beans, depending on variety.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll parts of the fava plant are edible. The seeds are high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and have been a cornerstone of human nutrition for thousands of years. The beans may be eaten fresh and green, or dried for future use. Properly dried beans will keep for three years. Many people enjoy the leaves of the fava plant, preparing them similarly to spinach.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e1929 Steele Briggs Seed house says...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEnglish or broad bean. Very hardy; plant as soon as the soil is in good shape in the spring. Plant 4 inches apart and 2 inches deep in rows 4 feet apart. To ensure well filled pods, pinch off the top as soon as the pods begin to set.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBroad Windsor Fava Bean Benefits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO \u003cem\u003eVicia faba\u003c\/em\u003e is a popular cover crop traditionally sown in the fall to replenish nitrogen content in garden soil. Whether grown between seasons or alongside a crop as a nitrogen-boosting companion plant, heirloom fava bean seeds can be sown nearly any time of the year. To eat fava beans, shell the entire pod and cook the beans. Fresh fava beans can be stored with oil in the freezer, and keep dried bean safely in a cool dark spot. 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80-90 Days. Vicia faba. Annual. Cover Crop. Heirloom. Non-GMO Broad Windsor fava bean seeds grow one of the most beneficial heirloom cover crops available to the home gardener. Popularly sown in the fall as a cool-hardy cover crop, Broad Windsor fava bean is an heirloom legume grown to restore nitrogen to poor and depleted soils. Windsor Broad fava bean is an open-pollinated annual grown just as commonly for its resorative properties as it is a fruiting crop harvested for its world-famous creamy and nutty fava beans. ~15 seeds/oz.

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Growing Broad Windsor Fava Bean Cover Crop Garden Seeds

  • Latin Name: Vicia faba
  • Common Names: Broad Bean, Faba Bean
  • Fava Bean Hardiness Zones: 2-11 (Grown as an annual)
  • Broad Windsor Days to Maturity: 80-90 days
  • Seed Planting Depth: Broadcast directly and tamp 1" into soil
  • Broad Windsor Growth Habit: Heirloom fava bean seeds grow into a 24-60" tall garden climber with a 6-10" spread
  • Aquadulce Soil Benefits: Replenishes nitrogen into the soil, roots loosen soil to improve tilth, drainage, and weeds
  • Grow Temp Preference: 40-75°F
  • Garden Light Preference: Full sun - Partial shade
  • Pests/Diseases/Troubleshooting: Although heirloom Vicia faba does not have too many pests or insects, it is known to be susceptible to leaf spotting diseases such as mosaic viral disease, bacterial blight, and slight anthracnose. Allow soil to dry between waterings.
  • Fava Bean Color: Broad Windsor fava bean grows uniform lemon-lime green foliage, stems, pods, and beans
  • Broad Windsor Mow: When growing as a cover crop, mow down fava bean and till back into soil a month before sowing a new spring crop.

How to Grow Broad Windsor Fava Bean Cover Crop Garden Seeds

Heirloom Broad Windsor fava bean cover crop is a cool weather garden crop best broadcasted directly in early spring or fall. For more traditional sowing, plant 1-2 Broad Windsor fava bean seeds 1” deep and 4-6” apart in organically rich, well-drained garden soil in full sun to partial shade. Open-pollinated fava beans are often presoaked overnight to accelerate germination prior to garden sowing.

Non-GMO Broad Windsor fava bean germinates in 7-14 days, thinning back to one plant 8-10” apart in the garden as second set of true leaves establish. Legume seeds are often inoculated with Rhizobium bacteria at time of garden sowing. Although heirloom Vicia faba does not have too many pests or insects, it is known to be susceptible to leaf spotting diseases such as mosaic viral disease, bacterial blight, and slight anthracnose. Allow soil to dry between waterings.

About Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds

Broad Windsor was listed in 1863. This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans. Fava’s can fix up to an incredible 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. "Sixty pounds of nitrogen per acre is enough to feed a succeeding crop of beets, carrots, etc. One-hundred pounds will feed corn, lettuce, or squash. Fava's two-hundred pounds of nitrogen per acre is sufficient to grow the heaviest feeders--the Brassica’s."

Madalyn A. Klenske says "Vicia faba is a member of the vetch family, a group of leguminous plants, by and large, climbing herbs, cultivated for forage and soil improvement. Generally, the fava is an erect, large-leaved, single-stalked plant, two to seven feet tall, which assumes a full, bushy appearance at maturity. In the home garden, the tall, upright plants are often sown densely, as the plants physically support each other in this pattern, obviating the need for staking. Clusters of fragrant purple or white flowers on short stalks develop at the axil of the plant, which is the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch. The seedpods that ripen from the fertilized flowers are numerous: there can be 15-60 pods found on each plant, each pod containing 3-12 beans, depending on variety.

All parts of the fava plant are edible. The seeds are high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and have been a cornerstone of human nutrition for thousands of years. The beans may be eaten fresh and green, or dried for future use. Properly dried beans will keep for three years. Many people enjoy the leaves of the fava plant, preparing them similarly to spinach.

1929 Steele Briggs Seed house says...

English or broad bean. Very hardy; plant as soon as the soil is in good shape in the spring. Plant 4 inches apart and 2 inches deep in rows 4 feet apart. To ensure well filled pods, pinch off the top as soon as the pods begin to set.

Broad Windsor Fava Bean Benefits

Non-GMO Vicia faba is a popular cover crop traditionally sown in the fall to replenish nitrogen content in garden soil. Whether grown between seasons or alongside a crop as a nitrogen-boosting companion plant, heirloom fava bean seeds can be sown nearly any time of the year. To eat fava beans, shell the entire pod and cook the beans. Fresh fava beans can be stored with oil in the freezer, and keep dried bean safely in a cool dark spot. Fall planted fava beans will mature quickly to supplement depleted nitrogen, but will not fruit until 8-9 months after garden sowing.

Wholesale Non-GMO Broad Windsor Fava Bean Cover Crop Garden Seeds Per Package:

  • 30 g - Wholesale - Approximately 15 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 60 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 240 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 1,200 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 6,000 Seeds

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