Broad Windsor, ORGANIC

Vicia faba

Bring a touch of English flavor to your spring and fall garden. 5-6" beans drip off bushy, slightly vining plants. Plant at the same time as peas. If planted thickly enough the beans may support each other. If not, have some light supports handy.

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.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
28 grams - Packet $ 2.95
1/4 lb(s) $ 5.90
1/2 lb(s) $ 8.90
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
20 300 50 quarts 75
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Fall 60-80°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1" 4-6" 15
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
4-6" 7-14 Annual 2-4 years
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.