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Alforja Broad Bean organic

€2,70 EUR
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A fava Bean Ideal for autumn sowing

The Alforja Broad Bean, a traditional Spanish fava bean, is resistant to frost and ideal for autumn and winter planting. Its large and meaty beans are perfect for cooking in stews or on their own. This versatile crop is a great addition to any garden or farm.

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.