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Broad Bean, Fava Bean 'Driemaal Wit'

Vicia faba

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vicia (VIK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: faba (FAH-va) (Info)
Cultivar: Driemaal Wit
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

91 to 100 days

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 17, 2009, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

In Dutch 'Driemaal Wit' means 'three times white'..maybe because its seeds are (nearly) white, its flowers are pure white (so not the usual twin colored black/white) and the beans stay (nearly) white during cooking. Very mild flavored, it lacks the typical bitterness of other broad beans.
In Netherlands these are very popular to grow.

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