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PlantFiles: Broad Bean, Fava Bean
Vicia faba 'Windsor White'

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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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Horseshoe 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).

Regional...

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

Hillsborough, North Carolina



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