Fava Beans Selection Bakla - Seeds
Common name: Vicia faba
Bloom time: February-August.
Height: 0.5–1.8 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Broad beans, also called fava beans, are a cool-season crop that grow best in temperatures ranging from 60° to 65°F, but fava beans will grow in temperatures as low as 40°F and as warm as 75°F. Sow broad beans in spring as soon as the soil can be worked for harvest before the weather warms
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 60° to 65°F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- The broad bean is a bushy, hardy annual that can grow from 3 to 4½ feet tall.
- The broad bean has square stems with leaves divided into leaflets.
- Pods are 6 to 8 inches long and contain 4 to 6 flat, oval seeds that can be white, yellow, green, or pinkish-red.
Harvesting: Pick broad beans for fresh use like snap beans when seeds are about the size of a pea.
- Water broad beans just before the soil dries out, but do not over-water them.
- Keep soil moist during flowering and pod formation.
- Plant beans in well-drained soil.
- Broad beans do not require feeding apart from planting in fertile,
Unshelled broad beans will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Broad beans can be frozen, canned, or dried.
Beans are susceptible to blight, mosaic, and anthracnose. Cut down the incidence of disease by planting disease-resistant varieties. Keep the garden clean.
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