Bean Seeds - Fava - Broad Windsow (Organic)


70-90 Days to maturity. Vicia faba ’Broad Windsor’. Organic Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds. Non-GMO, cool weather annual. Broad Windsor Fava Beans are a versatile crop that is cold-hardy, adaptable, and tasty. Grow them in the spring or fall in full sun and they will provide high yields of beans and greens that are useful in various applications. Also known as broad beans, they are a staple protein source for millions of people around the world and are grown just as commonly for their restorative qualities as well as fruit. ~15 seeds/oz.


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Growing Non-GMO Broad Windsor Fava Bean Vegetable Seeds

Sow seeds in full sun in either the fall or the spring. Plant according to the chart in the attributes tab above or by broadcast and water in heavily. Cover each seed with about an inch of soil and keep 4 inches between plants and 20 inches or more between rows. Maintain even moisture. Once established, allow the soil to dry slightly between irrigations to prevent waterborne diseases.

Fava beans can be soaked before planting to increase germination speed and percentages. For an even earlier crop, begin the seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the final frost and transplant them outdoors after a hardening-off period. Thin or transplant the plants to be at least 8-10 inches apart.

Broad Windsor Fava Bean in the Vegetable Garden

Fava Beans can be a ground cover, vegetable, or grown upright as a background plant in the garden. Broad beans are also nitrogen fixators and are excellent for garden rotations to put greatly-needed nitrogen back in the soil. After harvesting, leave the roots in the earth to decay.

When using broad beans as a cover crop, sow in the fall as a cool-hardy cover crop to restore nitrogen into the soils in the off-season.

Harvesting Broad Windsor Fava Bean

To harvest fresh beans, wait until the pods have reached their full size and the beans inside have swollen up. The leaves should just be starting to turn yellow. For a dried bean harvest, wait until the leaves have become brown and remove the entire plant (or just the vines) for further drying. For greens, pick leaves when still young and bright green in color; this will be much earlier than when the pods themselves are ready.

About Broad Windsor Fava Bean Garden Seeds

Fava Bean plants are used worldwide for nutritional purposes, foraging, and cover cropping. It is a versatile and important global crop that prevents starvation, erosion, and environmental collapse.

Store fresh fava beans in a crisper drawer in your refrigerator inside an airtight container. Use within one week. Dried fava beans stay good in a dry and air-tight container for 2-3 years.

Broad Windsor was listed in 1863. This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans. Favas can fix up to 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre; that’s enough to feed a crop of the hungriest brassicas!

Enjoy the benefits of fava beans such as a healthy carbohydrate source, high protein, and good sources of fiber, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6, and magnesium.

Stories From Our Gardeners

"In my research, I discovered that there are many different ways to plant broad beans. One fact universally agreed on is that it is a fantastic crop!"

- Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer

Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds Per Package:

1 oz - Approximately 15 Seeds

4 oz - Approximately 60 Seeds

1 lb - Approximately 240 Seeds

5 lb - Approximately 1,200 Seeds

25 lb - Approximately 6,000 Seeds

Non-GMO Broad Windsor Fava Bean seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $75.

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