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.
AVAILABILITY NOTE: The 2020 crop is sold out and will next return to the catalog in July 2021. This variety is one of our fastest sellers, and typically only stays in stock two months out of the year, so if you are looking and never see it, apologies. We held back almost half of the total harvest for production next year in order to prolong our availability of this variety.