Fava, 'Frog Island Nation'

(Vicia faba) This beautiful purple fava variety was given to us at a seed conference several years ago and likely comes from the old Abundant Life collection. Tall 4’ vigorous plants produce somewhat irregular length pods with most commonly 3-4 beans/pod. Lighter yielding than our “Aquadulce” but with a superior rich flavor. Excellent raw, as well as sautéed with olive oil, garlic, salt, and a squeeze of lemon. Purple color develops as the bean dries.
80 days. UO

Packet: 20-25 seeds

*Out of stock for 2024.

Product Code: FAV-FI-pkt

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Growing Info


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.