A dual-purpose crop that, when used as a cover crop, can provide some of the high nitrogen fixing rates and break up dense soils with their large roots. Harvest the crop at peak bloom and work back into the soil the increase for maximum nitrogen content. Fava sown in late summer/fall will produce tall plants that will not flower. Plants grow in a bushy shape up to 30″ tall, although it can grow taller in mild climates. Botanical Interests’® Sweet Lorane Improved Fava Bean Cover Crop Seeds are USDA Organic and 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 40 feet.
30-60 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date for spring crop. For a fall crop, sow 4-6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In mild climates, may overwinter; cold hardy as low as 20°F.
Indoors: Not applicable.