St Clare Heirloom Seeds - Heirloom and Open-Pollinated Garden Vegetable Garden Seeds
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St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
Specializing in Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid, Non-Treated Heirloom and
Open Pollinated Vegetable, Flower, and Herb Garden Seeds
St. Clare Heirloom Seeds - Heirloom Open Pollinated Vegetable Garden Seeds.

Planting & Growing Instructions for
Heirloom / Open Pollinated
Fava Beans

(Vicia faba)

Heirloom / Open Pollinated Fava beans are hardy cool season plants that can tolerate some frost but do not tolerate heat (above 70°F) well. Direct plant Heirloom / Open Pollinated Fava Bean Seeds in spring as soon as soil can be worked, 1" deep, 4-6" apart, in rows 18-30" apart, in full sun . Germination occurs in 5-10 days at 60-70°F. Thin Fava Bean plants to 8-10". In mild winter climates, Fava Beans can be fall planted for spring harvest. Harvest as Snap Beans when Fava Bean Seeds in pods are the size of a pea. For shelling beans harvest when the Fava Bean pods are thick and well-filled with seeds, while the pods are still green. For dry beans, leave pods on Fava Bean plants until pods are dry, brown, and crisp, and beans are hard and rattle in pod.

We thank you for visiting our site, and hope you will be pleased with your purchase. We strive to bring you the highest quality heirloom and open-pollinated garden vegetable seeds, non-hybrid, non-genetically modified (non-GMO), and completely untreated with unhealthy chemicals. That is our pledge to you our valued customer, we will never knowingly buy or sell genetically modified (GMO) or hybrid seeds. We work very hard to ensure that you can have confidence knowing that the seeds your heirloom open-pollinated plants create will give you the same heirloom open-pollinated vegetable variety next season (when given proper isolation from cross-pollination of course!), and that they will be pure, healthy vegetable garden seeds! Happy Gardening!