A fava Bean Ideal for autumn sowing
Alforja Broad Bean is great for autumn sowing. Traditional Spanish fava beans with good resistance to frost. The fava beans are big and meaty. The beans are great for cooking in stews or alone. Great for autumn and winter planting.
Scientific Name: Vicia faba
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 9-15C
Germination time in days: 10-21 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 120 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Grow in light, well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow in spring and/or autumn. For summer harvest, Sow in Feb/March. Harvest in the spring or early summer. Sow outdoor in the Spring when soil temperatures reach 15-16 degrees C.Sow 10-15cm apart. Harvest from early summer. For winter harvest, Sow seed direct in the ground in October and November 5cm (2") deep, spacing of 20cm (8") with 60cm (2ft) row gap (minimum). Sow in double rows at least 30 cm apart. If planting more than one double row allow a metre between them.Need staking.