Fava Beans Organic

Quick Facts:

    • Hardy annual
    • Popular nitrogen fixer
    • Work in easily with front end tillers
    • 500g covers 385 ft
    • Certified organic seeds

Fava Beans Organic

Description:

Vicia faba. Fava Beans Organic cover crop seeds produce hardy annual, upright plants. This small-seeded broad bean is a popular nitrogen fixer. The large brittle plants work in easily with front end tillers, or can be cut and composted. Turn plants in before the seeds start forming, 2 weeks before you want to plant in that spot. Fava beans can be started as early as the end of January, or as late as early November. Plants grow slowly. Use 57kg (125 lbs) per acre. 500g covers 385 ft.

This seed is intended to be planted as a cover crop only. Click here for edible broad beans.

(Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
175g (to cover 100 square feet) CC514A $5.19 In stock $0.00
2.27kg (to cover 1,000 square feet) CC514B $29.99 In stock $0.00
6kg (to cover 2,500 square feet) CC514C $55.99 In stock $0.00
13kg (to cover 10,000 square feet) CC514D $89.99 In stock $0.00
25kg CC514S $137.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Hardy annual
    • Popular nitrogen fixer
    • Work in easily with front end tillers
    • 500g covers 385 ft
    • Certified organic seeds

How To Grow

Fava Beans cover crop seeds produce hardy annual, upright plants. This small-seeded broad bean is a popular nitrogen fixer. The large brittle plants work in easily with front end tillers, or can be cut and composted. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow fava beans from seed.

Latin
Vicia faba
Family: Fabaceae

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing
Fava beans can be started as early as the end of January, or as late as early November where winters are mild. Plants grow slowly, and are hardy down to Zone 7: -17°C (0°F).

Starting
Aim for a minimum of four plants per square foot. Sow seeds 5mm (¼") deep.

Growing
For nitrogen fixation, allow the plants to grow until flowering begins. Cut plants at the surface and leave on the soil as a mulch, or use for compost. The large brittle plants can also be worked into the soil easily with a garden fork. Allow two weeks before planting the next crop.

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