Bean, Fava/Broad - Aguadulce


$299 USD
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The Aguadulce Fava Bean is a cold hardy broadbean that can also take a bit of heat. This 4' bush-type plant produces charming white and black flowers that turn into huge green pods with huge, creamy, nutty, protein-rich beans inside. Known as a dried bean, it’s also delicious when eaten fresh from the pod. With its edible leaves, high yields, and nitrogen-fixing properties, this is a gorgeous performer for fall and winter gardens in all grow zones.

  • Easy to grow
  • Cold hardy to 20 degrees F
  • Nitrogen fixer
  • Great for winter gardens

SEED PLANTING TIPS

  • Botanical name: Vicia faba
  • Depth to plant seeds: 2" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 4"-6" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 18"-24" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 10-14 days
  • Germination soil temps: 50F-65F
  • Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost hardy: Yes
  • Planting season: Spring, fall, winter
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 2-4 plants per sq. ft.
  • Days to maturity: 75-80 days when spring sown, 180 days when fall sown

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Good companion plants: Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Parsley, Rosemary

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