Sweet Lorane, ORGANIC

Vicia faba

This small fava has big flavor with no need to peel! Selected over the years by the grower to have less of the bitter tannins most other favas have in their skin. Productive and very winter hardy. Thin plants to allow them to bush out for increased yield.

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
14 grams - Packet $ 2.95
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
95
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Fall °F Full Sun
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
1" 4-6" 20
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
4-6" 7-14 Annual
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.