Fava bean growing herbaceous legume of the genus Vicia also known as Vicia faba or Broad bean, Fava bean annual plant 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.

Fava bean

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

Requirements for Fava bean growing and care:

Cool season, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Planting season:
Autumn / Winter, and in frost climate spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Just infected part

Size of the plant?
20-70 cm, 8-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter, and in frost climate spring

General information about the flower
White with black pea flower shape, the flower taste is light sweet

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Uses of Fava bean flower:
Eaten raw, salad

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Winter / Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, mites

What can be done with big quantities of Fava bean fruits?
Eat raw, cooked, falafel, dish

Work requirements on the fruit:
Just collect

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1.5-3 month from seeds

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Autumn / Winter, and in frost climate spring

How to harvest the leaves?
Just full grown leaves but when the leaves still tender

Information about leaves:
Green leaves in elliptic shape the leaves can be pointed in the top

Uses of Fava bean leaves:
Salad, cooked

Scientific name: Vicia faba

 

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