HEIRLOOM High in protein with a rich flavor and chewy texture. These beans love a good home in any cool season garden. 3' plants produce 12-16" long pods and may like some trellising. Can be planted in the fall for spring harvest, or in late summer for fall harvest.
Also called Broadbeans, Favas are uniquely cold hardy beans and usually planted around the same time as peas in early spring and late summer. Some varieties will even overwinter without complaint producing high yields of huge rich beans in the spring from a fall planting. Harvest when the outer skin is still tender for very fine textured beans, or harvest when fully mature and then blanch and peel them. In Latin America fried and salted abas also make a delicious, nutty bar snack.
Nutrients: Dietary Fiber, Protein, Phosphorus, Copper, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, and Manganese, and a very good source of Folate.
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Cold hardy beans are planted in early spring and late summer. In milder climates, beans may overwinter. Plant Seeds: 1" deep with 4-6" between seeds Soil Temp: 50-75 F. Days to Sprout: 7-14 Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: Do not thin. Seeds/oz: 15-30 Seed Wt./100' Row: 16 oz Days to Harvest: 75-90 Seed Viability: 2-4 years.