Favas are a great cool-weather bean that can handle light to moderate frost and even overwinters in some climates! Young Fava seeds can be eaten raw and dried beans can be shelled and eaten cooked. High protein-to-carbohydrate ratio. Fava bean seeds are easy to grow when planted early. Beans planted after the frost will usually develop mold, so plant as soon as ground can be worked in early spring.
Planting Instructions: Unlike common phaseolus vulgaris beans, favas love cold weather. Plant 1.5" deep, spaced 6" apart in early spring.
Seed Saving Instructions: Gather Fava beans (which are the seeds) when pods are dry and crunchy. Store in a cool, dark and dry place.