Broad Bean, Fava Bean
Vicia faba 'Windsor White'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Days to Maturity:

more than 120 days

Bloom Color:

Purple

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

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 12, 2006, Horseshoe from Efland, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

What a great treat to have a "bean" that you can plant in the Fall and it'll grow through-out the Winter (in my zone 7 anyway!).

Wonderful plant that produces tasty beans as well as tasty greens (pick the tender tips of the branches and either eat them in salads or lightly steam/stir-fry).