Supersette Fava Bean

90-100 days. Our select Italian Supersette Fava Bean is quite productive, yielding long, well-filled pods. It is meatier than a Lima with a sweet, warm, nutty taste. The vines grow up to 6' tall. The pretty white flowers with black or deep purple markings yield plump pods that house seven to nine large, 3/4" Beans. How about a refreshing Fava Bean salad with cool, blanched Asparagus, diced Scallions and chilled shrimp with a honey mustard and lime vinaigrette? (OP.)

One packet of about 50 seeds
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#1255
$4.35
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  • Information
  • An old-fashioned favorite, Fava Beans belong to the Vetch family and, unlike true Beans, are frost hardy. Favas may be harvested as a green shelling Bean in about 65 days when the pods are deep green and plump, or later, as a dry Bean, when the pods have blackened and drooped. The pods are only edible when very tiny. The shelled Beans must be skinned unless eaten very young. To skin them, parboil for 1 minute, cool, then pinch them so that the Bean pops out of its skin. To shell as dry Beans, twist the pods to release them or spread the pods out on a tarp and dance on them to break the Beans loose. Store as dry Beans when you can no longer nick them with your fingernail. Fava Beans are delicious in soups, risotto, vegetable stews and as a topping for bruschetta paired with goat cheese, Garlic, Basil and olive oil. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 2 years.
  • Gardening Tips
An old-fashioned favorite, Fava Beans belong to the Vetch family and, unlike true Beans, are frost hardy. Favas may be harvested as a green shelling Bean in about 65 days when the pods are deep green and plump, or later, as a dry Bean, when the pods have blackened and drooped. The pods are only edible when very tiny. The shelled Beans must be skinned unless eaten very young. To skin them, parboil for 1 minute, cool, then pinch them so that the Bean pops out of its skin. To shell as dry Beans, twist the pods to release them or spread the pods out on a tarp and dance on them to break the Beans loose. Store as dry Beans when you can no longer nick them with your fingernail. Fava Beans are delicious in soups, risotto, vegetable stews and as a topping for bruschetta paired with goat cheese, Garlic, Basil and olive oil. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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