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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: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kika
Location:
Tuolumne, CA, United States
Date:
September 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Excellent for fall/winter
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty beans, vigorous growth

What are the cons? Bit large for small gardens

Review:

I planted these in Fall as a winter cover crop. They germinated well, and did great under permeable row cover here in Zone 8. We had a fairly mild winter, with LOTS of rain, and the plants thrived, even thru frost. As others have mentioned, black aphids just love these plants, I was horrified by the number of them, but the favas didn't seem to care! I only harvested a few beans, which were delicious, but sadly had to plow them under before they really got going, as I have a very small garden space. Will grow again this winter and make room for them to produce thru early summer!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bearcreek
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Date:
March 1, 2017
          5.0
 
A surprise
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Hearty, Yummy

What are the cons? None

Review:

Each year we plant a new vegetable, or variety, and last year we planted fav beans. This was such a hearty variety and produced so well. In fact, it just kept producing! We garden in soil with lots of clay, and they seemed to thrive. Even though several broke in some heavy wind storms, they started to grow again and flower. They were fun to figure out how to eat -- most people do not eat the outer "shell"on each individual bean. So we experimented and enjoyed them either way. We will definitely grow them again -- easy to cook, freeze or dry - and they produce well in our short growing season. Yummy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 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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9 out of 12 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.

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13 out of 14 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..

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