Broad Windsor Fava Bean
Broad Windsor Fava Bean – ‘Vicia faba’
The Broad Windsor Fava Bean, ‘Vicia faba’, is Mediterranean heirloom with a delectable nutty/pea flavor and has been enjoyed buy Europeans for centuries.
Reward your taste buds with this heavenly Mediterranean bean. The small fava Windsor bean pods can be sliced and eaten like snap beans, and the foliage tips can be pinched, which makes one of the tastiest spring greens.
They taste the best when the beans are shelled and cooked. The beautiful black and white flowers make this plant pretty enough to use in flower beds.
The Windsor bean has 2 to 3 foot tall plants that are glossy green with 6 to 8 inch long pods. Each pod contains 5 to 7 large, oblong-shaped, flat, light green beans.
Broad Windsor Fava Bean Planting instructions:
- Windsor Fava Beans prefer deep, heavy soils.
- Plant in very early spring.
- In warm winter climates they can be planted in the fall for spring harvest.