Photo by Melody
We rolled out several small fixes on January 29. If you encounter any problems, please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.

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

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

» View all varieties of Beans

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:

RatingAuthorContent
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



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America