(Vicia faba) Mediterranean native that is quite different from ordinary beans. Prefers cool weather, tolerates frost. Can be early fall-sown in Zone 6 and higher. In very cold-winter regions, plant in late winter or early spring. Sow the seed 1 to 2 inches deep in full sun. For beans, allow 8-12 inches between the plants; for soil improvement, space much closer and mow or till when the plants begin to bloom.
Southern Italy is the land of Fava beans. In almost all of the Southern...
This extra early variety produces long pods that are filled with 6
75 days. Yields gourmet high-protein beans on upright nonbranching plants....