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Windsor Fava Bean Seeds

Want to try something a little different this season?  Try growing Fava beans!  Young pods can be eaten like snap beans.  Pinch off the foliage tips for one of spring’s tastiest greens.  Best of all, shell the beans and cook when still green for a sweet, flavorful treat.  The beautiful white and black flowers on an upright plant make Windsor pretty enough to use in flower beds.  Grow favas in cool conditions, while temperatures are below 70°F. Neither a “pole” nor a “bush” type bean, the 2′ – 4′ tall favas require staking only in high wind areas.

1 oz. seed packet


Name:  Fava Beans ‘Windsor’

Botanical Name:  Vicia faba ‘Windsor’

Days to Maturity:  85

When to sow outside:   6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting:  Favas are at the peak of flavor just before the hilums, the saddle-shaped scar at the end of the seed turns brown. Fava beans can be harvested during several stages of development: a) when young, 2″–3″ long to be eaten whole, b) when the pod shell turns green and the bean is a light green color to use the beans fresh, or c) when shell turns hard and brown and seeds inside are dry to store on the shelf for cooking at a later date.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 1 in


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