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Fava Bean

Vicia faba

Typically available from early spring through mid-summer. Check with your local store for current availability.

Fast growing, bush variety commonly grown as a cover crop in fall or early spring. Tall green stalks provide nitrogen for the soil while roots help break up compacted soil types. Large, flat beans have mildly sweet flavor when mature.

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  • Size: 1'-2' tall, 1'-2' wide
  • Days to Maturity: 90 Days
  • Productivity: 5"-6" Long, Waxy Pods
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Growth Habit: Mounding

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in garden soil in fall or early spring. Leave 12" of space between each plant. Fertilize when transplanting and when beans are about to bloom. Water early morning or late evening. ebstone-organics-surestart,gandb-soilbuildingconditioner,ames-wood-handle-trowel,bonide-captain-jacks-dead-bug-flower-and-vegetable-dust,ebstone-organics-tomatoevegetablefood


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