A fava bean for late sowing
Tugas Broad bean is a broad bean variety from Spain 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.