Fava bean plant grow and care – herbaceous legume of the genus Vicia also known as Vicia faba or Broad bean, Fava bean annual plant, grown for the edible bean, leaves and flowers also used as fixing nitrogen plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a in the spring or 10b-11 as autumn planting.
Leaves edible color green with elliptic shape the leaves can be pointed in the top.
Flower edible color white with black pea flower shape, the flower taste is light sweet.
Bean shape it’s oval the bean can eaten when green or full ready, the bean grow in pods that also edible when fresh.
Fava bean for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Fava bean plant growing and care:
Cool season, rich soil, heavy soil, plants need support if planting them next to each other they support each other
Plant / Seedling / Seed (explanation bellow) What is the best way to start growing? No Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? In order to grow big quantity of bean need a lot of plant Difficulties or problems when growing: Autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10b-11, spring to early summer in hardiness zone 2-10a Planting season: Aphids Pests and diseases: All season Pruning season: Just infected part How to prune: 20-70 cm, 8-28 inches Size of the plant? Fast growing Growth speed in optimal condition: Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Full Sun Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Blooming information Autumn / Winter, and in frost climate spring Bloom season: White with black pea flower shape, the flower taste is light sweet General information about the flower Bees, flies Pollination is done by: Eaten raw, salad Uses of Fava bean flower: Edible Fruits Winter / Spring / Summer Fruit harvest season: Aphids, mites Fruits pests or diseases: Eat raw (when the bean are green and not full grown, cooked, falafel, dish What can be done with big quantities of Fava bean fruits? Just collect Work requirements on the fruit: 3-4 month from seeds How long does it take to bear fruit? Edible leaves Leaves harvesting season Autumn / Winter, and in frost climate spring Just full grown leaves but when the leaves still tender How to harvest the leaves? Information about leaves: Green leaves in elliptic shape the leaves can be pointed in the top Uses of Fava bean leaves: Salad, cooked How to grow from seeds Temperature 5-20C, soak the seeds 24-48 hours, switch the water every few hours Sowing requirement: Dry in room temperature Saving seeds and care until sowing: Spring in hardiness zone 2-10a (but better to sow in the mid to the end of the winter indoor), autumn to mid of the winter in hardiness zone 10b-11 Sowing season: 10*15cm (4-6 inches) Planting spacing: 2-5cm Depth of Sowing: Moist soil, full sun, humidity better Conditions for seeds germinate: Average amount of water / Big amount of water (better rains) Watering requires for Seeds: 5-20 days Germination time: Cool weather, full sun, moist soil, high humidiy Condition of seedling: Not exactly but need Do the seeds require burying? Scientific name:
: Faba bean, Broad bean, Field bean, Tic bean, Tick bean, Horse bean Alternative names Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Winter planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Desert Climate, Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Fast growing plants
Annual plant, Herbaceous, Legumes
Edible plants, Ground fixing plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 2, Hardiness zone 3, Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Autumn flowers, Spring flowers, Winter flowers
Black flower, White flower
Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest, Winter harvest
Cooked, Spreads & Sauces