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Tugas Broad Bean organic

€2,80 EUR

A fava bean for late sowing

Broad bean plant variety with very long pods containing usually 7 seeds, well defined and a very thin skin. Broad Beans work well for cold areas or late sowing. Cook Fava beans in stews, soups, pasta, make dips, patties or hummus, eat raw when young in salads and in other recipes such as broad bean risotto; Broad beans benefits are : full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and proteins. Broad beans are good seeds to grow in Ireland. 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 10-15 cm apart. Harvest from early summer. For winter harvest, Sow seed direct in the ground in October and November 5 cm (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.