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Aquadulce Fava Bean (25 seeds) (FB103) $3.25
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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: 8
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Jessica
Location:
Yucaipa, CA, United States
Date:
May 10, 2019
          5.0
 
Sweet and easy to pick
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet fava variety. Easy pick!

What are the cons? None

Review:

These Aqua Dulce favas are very sweet and tasty! They are slightly sweeter than a standard fava. They're great for eating fresh right off the plant, even when large. Not a single bean made it into my kitchen. The plant grew shorter than average for me, only a couple feet tall. So this would be a perfect variety if you are gardening with young children as they will be able to reach every bean. They are quite bushy and don't fall over until a branch is fully loaded with large, mature beans. The best and most unexpected perk of this variety is how easy they are to pick. They come off the plant easily so the branches aren't getting broken or the beans snapped in half. This is my new go-to fava for fresh eating and easy picking. Give it a try!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 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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13 out of 15 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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10 out of 11 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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19 out of 23 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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