BROAD WINDSOR

BROAD WINDSOR

SEED

$2.75
$2.75

Product Description:

80 days. Popular in European gardens, Broad Windsor is one of the tastiest of all dried beans and one of the largest—the size of a quarter! When eaten at the shelling stage, you’ll discover why their mild flavor makes them perfect partners with many spices and herbs. Great for falafels. The sturdy bushes stand 4 feet tall, produce 4–5 inch pods, and are reliably hardy to 12°F. Buff colored seeds; 15 per ounce.
Soil Temp for Germ 45-65°F
Seed Depth 1-2"
Seed Spacing 3-6"
Days to Emergence 8-15
Thin Plants to N/A
Row Spacing 12-30"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce Listed per variety
Seed Life 2-3 years

Vicia faba

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Fava beans prefer cool weather; sow as soon as soil can be worked in the spring and plant again in the fall
• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 4-10 row feet
• Sow September—October for an overwinter crop
• When sown in the fall and overwintered, fava beans mature in mid to late May

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Aphids
• Insect control: Neem oil or Pyrethrin

Harvest & Storage
Shelling beans: Pick when fully formed but still soft and green
Dry beans: Harvest mature beans before pods begin to shatter in the field
• If weather prevents field drying, pull plants and dry inside on a tarp, turning pile daily for even drying
To thresh dry beans: When material is brittle dry, place material in bag and swing against a hard surface, or beat with a stick or rake on a tarp
• Make sure beans are fully dry, then store in a cool place
• Bean weevils may be eliminated by freezing the seed near 0°F for 2 weeks

KEY TO BEAN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.