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Aquadulce Fava Bean (25 seeds) (FB103) $2.50

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Aquadulce Fava Bean

         
 
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85 days. This 19th-century Spanish heirloom produces large, white beans, extra early in the season; a great protein source for cool climate areas.
 
Aquadulce Fava Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
acoletterose
Location:
Rapid City, SD, United States
Date:
July 16, 2016
          5.0
 
Happy with the results
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, hardy

What are the cons? None

Review:

Had very good germination rate. I planted some directly in the ground and transplanted some. The ground plants performed much better and faster. Unfortunately, hail took out almost all of them. But they branched at the breaks and are now flowering again. I have enough beans to plant next year and hopefully will have enough to eat. It has been exceptionally hot and dry and despite the description's warnings I haven't had any issues.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nancy
Location:
Colchester, CT, United States
Date:
November 6, 2015
          4.0
 
My first fava bean.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty.

What are the cons? Aphids were obesessed w/ them.

Review:

These were easy to grow and in spite of them being pretty much covered in aphids their whole growing season, they produced some tasty beans. I'd like to think they kept the aphids off my lettuce, which was growing alongside them and was not affected. I had almost 100% germination. I planted them early and they were finished growing in time for my hot weather crops. I read that they fix nitrogen into the soil, so that's why I chose to grow them. Also, I've never eaten fava beans and I wanted to try them out. They are pretty tasty! The skins are tough, but you can squeeze the flesh into your mouth, discarding the skins. I liked the flowers, they were black and white and quite interesting. The plants were a little scrawny, probably because of all the aphids, but they still produced. I suppose if I sprayed them I would have had better results but I never spray any of my plants, not even with natural products. I will grow these again this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ms. Darcy
Location:
Palmer, AK
Date:
December 26, 2014
          5.0
 
Aquadulce in Alaska. Do it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? They survived! DELICIOUS.

What are the cons? No one dislikes these..

Review:

First experience with living, local fava. They grew! From seed, right out of the ground. Planted them on a whim. All around the saved from road construction wild fern and it's friend, mock orange. New raised bed, potato and lily neighbors. So I had added lots of coffee grounds, kelp, compost, worm castings, and a bag of pro-mix to the clay. I mean sand. You get the idea..? They are handsome. About 3-3 1/2' tall for me. Ants patrolled them, bees loved them, so no pest problems. It was an exercise in patience to wait for picking something that grew so large, that I had never seen before! Thank you, youtube gardeners. June 29 they were 6" tall. On Sept 15th, I was rewarded with the first pickings of perfect, creamy beans. 6-7" pods. About four beans, average. Will be planting the whole pack in a more wind sheltered location early (EARLY!) May. So I can eat more of them, for longer. Lightly smothered in my homemade alfredo sauce and noodles..

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Suge
Location:
Ruston, WA
Date:
September 27, 2013
          4.0
 
Great yields excellent taste
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Large beans. Great yields

What are the cons? Long season

Review:

I planted these in two 8 by 6 raised beds in mid February here in the Pacific Northwest. The plants grew well but I was not able to harvest until early June. The yields are very good, with 5 or 6 beans per pod. My family ate several meals with the favas and then we pulled the plants, getting another 7.5 pounds of shelled beans. I blanched, peeled, and froze some, and pickled some others (yum!).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
June 22, 2010
          4.0
 
average yield but very tasty beans
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

The yield is average especially if the weather gets hot during blooming. But the beans are delicious even when they are fully grown and hard. 100% germination but it took almost 3 weeks for every bean to sprout.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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