Crimson Flowered Fava

We'll get right to it: the real story of this fava bean (Vicia faba) variety are its crimson flowered blossoms, which sets it apart from all white flowered varieties we've grown. The blossoms attract a variety of beneficial insects including sphinx moths. The fast growing, stout plants require minimal support and the blooming period makes this an attractive nitrogen fixing cover crop. Beans mature to a deep rich green. We are proud to offer this unique and hard to find fava bean in our catalog!

Beans in 90 days when spring sown, 160 days when fall sown. Annual.

Seeds are certified organic.

Size: Packet: 7 seeds (8 grams), OG

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We'll get right to it: the real story of this fava bean (Vicia faba) variety are its crimson flowered blossoms, which sets it apart from all white flowered varieties we've grown. The blossoms attract a variety of beneficial insects including sphinx moths. The fast growing, stout plants require minimal support and the blooming period makes this an attractive nitrogen fixing cover crop. Beans mature to a deep rich green. We are proud to offer this unique and hard to find fava bean in our catalog!

Beans in 90 days when spring sown, 160 days when fall sown. Annual.

Seeds are certified organic.

Common Name:
Crimson Flowered Fava
Scientific Name:
Vicia faba
Description:
Vivid pink flowers and beans that turn dark green when mature. Stout growth profile.
Plant Lifespan:
Annual
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 8a (10 to 15)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Fall-Winter
Seeding Depth:
3/4 in.
Days to Sprout:
7-14
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
45-65
Plant Spacing:
8-12 in.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
90-100

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