Broad Windsor Fava Bush Bean- Heirloom, Non Gmo Seeds
Broad Windsor Fava Bush Beans, also known as broad beans are species of vetch, a flowering plant in the pea and bean family.
The fava bean develops in a thick bumpy pod that are inedible and the beans are covered in covered in a clear coating which is typically removed before eating. All that labour is worth it to enjoy these buttery little gems. Fava beans can be frozen or canned, or dried for winter consumption.
Days to Maturity 65
Packet Contains 10 Seeds
Growing Bush Beans - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Bush Beans
- Faster to grow to maturity than pole beans, do not require support
- Legumes are light feeders and fix nitrogen into the soil
- Nutritional Profile - high in fibre, antioxidants like Vitamin C, quercetin
- Dry beans store very well
- Use in: Salads, steamed vegetable as a green bean or harvest bean seeds for storage
Use maturity days as an indicator. Harvest once the beans are smooth, firm and crisp. Keep plants constantly picked to ensure a fresh supply. Bean formation in the pod is a sure sign of over-maturity.
Beans are best pickled for off grid storage or stored dry in jars after the bean seeds are harvested
Excellent companion for most vegetables except the onion family, basil, fennel, kohlrabi.