We are always appreciative of varieties that bring new color into our leguminous lives. We had seen purple and of course green fava beans aplenty, but the pink blush of this Polish variety was enough to stop us in our tracks. Fat green pods conceal the voluptuous beauties that ripen from green to a soft matte pink at fresh stage, and eventually deep carmine at dry. The plants are medium height and productive with longer pods than the purple ‘Frog Island Nation’. The flavor is excellent and the skins more tender than most.
80 Days, UO
Packet: 20-25 seeds
Product Code: FAV-KA-pkt
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Spring sow for mid-summer harvest.
Fall sow (Sept-Oct) for spring harvest.
Note: Fava beans prefer well-drained soil, cooler temps (below 75F), and are frost hardy.
3 seeds per linear foot in rows 12-18" apart.
10-15 days @ soil temp 50-70F
Full sun to part shade
Low to average. Fava beans prefer well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0-6.5.
To increase yields in areas where beans have not previously been grown, use an inoculant to introduce rhizobia bacteria into the soil.
Extreme heat is not preferred and will negatively affect flowering and pod set.
Stake or trellis for best results.
Harvest at shelly stage when beans swell in the green pods or let dry in pods.