Windsor fava beans boast beautiful black and white flowers and young pods that can be prepared in a variety of ways! Favas are exceptionally cold tolerant down to 10°F and grow best in cooler conditions under 75°F. The sturdy 24″-48″ favas only require staking in high wind areas. Botanical Interest’s® Windsor Fava Bean Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Caution: People deficient in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) should not handle seeds, consume fava beans, or inhale its pollen.
This packet sows up to 9 feet.
75 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. In cold climates, sow in very early spring, when soil temperatures are as low as 35°F. In mild climates, sow early to mid-winter for spring harvest.
Indoors: Not recommended, as bean seedlings are sensitive to root disturbance.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.