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Extra Preocoe Grano Violetto
  • Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto Fava Bean
  • Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto Fava Bean
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  • Extra Preocoe Grano Violetto
 
  • Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto Fava Bean
  • Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto Fava Bean
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  • Extra Preocoe Grano Violetto

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Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto Fava Bean (25 seeds) (FB105) $3.00
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Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto Fava Bean

         
 
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This extra early variety produces long pods that are filled with 6 large beans that are a pretty purple color and are sweet tasting. A unique and colorful variety from Italy.

 
Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto Fava Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
David
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
July 23, 2014
          5.0
 
easy peasy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Compact and productive

What are the cons? None

Review:

I direct sowed these in a raised bed in late winter, here in a warm climate. They almost all germinated (90% ) and grew to maturity without any trouble in about 10-12 weeks. I did not experience any aphid problems, which may be because I got them in early. Each plant grew 3-5 stems, each of which had 4-8 pods, plated with about a 5 inch spacing. The plants only grew to about 2 feet and required no support. I ate some young pods whole and left others to ripen. Both were tasty, with a pleasant nutty bitterness to them. I did not try to save seeds (too greedy!) so can't report about the color. I expect I'll be growing this again as it was trouble free, productive, and its compact size will make it easy to fit in around other plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By David 23 Jul 2014

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
OldePete
Location:
New Haven, CT
Date:
June 26, 2014
          5.0
 
Incredible Flavor
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Early, Compact, Delicious

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have planted these Favas three years running, in unpredictable Connecticut weather, with damp soil and ice in the ground and each year we have had early, strong, delicious Favas. The fruit is so delicious that we eat them from the pod. Sweet, nutty, great texture. When the plants are done, I chop them up and work them into the soil for the great nutrients they have. Thank you for making this variety available.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By OldePete 26 Jun 2014

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Diego Gardener
Location:
San Diego, CA
Date:
December 27, 2013
          5.0
 
Space Saver
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Productive Smaller Plants

What are the cons?

Review:

We have grown both Broad Windsor and Precoce A Grano Violetto fava beans in our costal San Diego garden. Both have excellent flavor and are good producers respective to the size of the plants. Precoce A Grano Violetto is significantly smaller than Broad Windsor, which has been important for us because we are trying to crop rotate in a very small garden. The plants reach only about 4' (Broad Windsor reaches 6'). When the winter sun is lowest here, Broad Windsor has shaded rows planted to the north of it. The pods and beans of Precoce are about half the size that Broad Windsor has produced for us but the yields are still excellent and we don't need to be as careful about restricting it to the north side of our garden. It is green as a fresh bean and purple only as a dry bean but it is so beautiful dried that I saved more last year than I needed just so I could have a jar of them as decoration in my kitchen.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By San Diego Gardener 27 Dec 2013

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lyle
Location:
Corvallis, OR
Date:
June 27, 2013
          4.0
 
interesting fava
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? unique variety

What are the cons? none

Review:

The plants in my garden were a little more compact that my neighbor's generic fava. The pods seemed a little smaller, but the productivity was very good. They are hardy, productive, and early fava beans. The flavor is the same as other fava beans. I was happy to grow a fava that is different. There seems to be about 3 varieties that are sold by every seed company, and these are not one of them. It is nice to see something unique. The immature seeds are definitely green, but other reviews are saying that the mature, dry seeds turn red.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Lyle 27 Jun 2013

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sunnygal
Location:
Sunnyvale, CA
Date:
May 12, 2013
          5.0
 
Beans turn purple when matured
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? price

Review:

I grew these for the first year along with other generic dry fava beans bought from a grocery store nearby. These purple beans germinated at about the same rate but only reached 4-5 feet compared to the ones from the grocery store which grew up to over 6 feet. I too wondered about when the beans would turn purple as I picked them fresh as well. Yes, according to Randel from Baker Creek the beans only turn purple after fully developed and dried. Fearing critters will get to them before I do if left in the ground maturing, I followed his advice and pulled out the whole plants with firm but not fully matured beans and left them dry in an airy place. Two weeks later the beans are dried and, yes, purple! To me the beans taste about the same as the ones grown from the grocery store crop. I am just happy now that I have dried purple beans that I can plant this fall.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Sunnygal 12 May 2013

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