These favas are a cool-season crop 

overwintering in zone 8 and warmer. 

Their roots improve soil texture and put nitrogen into the soil. 

(Use Garden Combo inoculant - item #SIN-9400). 

They can provide a trellis for other compost crops like vetch or field peas to grow up. 

In zones where they winter kill, favas may be sown earlier so that by the time they freeze out, they have made some nitrogen, biomass, and a scaffold for hardy climbers like vetch. 

While this is primarily a compost crop, these beans also make good eating and are so used in many parts of the world. 

See also culinary favas under beans in the vegetable section.

Vicia faba C,W/Matures 17-43/Harvest 8/Yield green biomass 90-360, dry 18-72/Spacing 8"
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Bell Beans

A vigorous type of fava bean, often mixed with peas, vetch, radish, and wheat for cover cropping. Grows 3-6 feet, produces much organic matter for composting...
  • Square foot coverage: 60
  • Planting depth: 3
  • Days to maturity: 70-182
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Bell Beans, one pound

One pound of bell beans. Limit 5 lbs. Limit on bulk orders of mixed varieties is ten 1 lb packets. Seed is untreated. A vigorous adaptable type of fava ...
  • Square foot coverage: 60
  • Planting depth: 3
  • Days to maturity: 70-182