The first fava to combine
the good flavor of the large-seeded garden
types with the coldhardiness of the small-seeded cover crop favas.
Bred by Steve Solomon in the 1980's, Sweet Lorane was a breakthrough. But over the years, the strain was not kept up; fewer and fewer of the beans had low-tannin, palatable seedcoats. Seedsman Alan Adesse has re-selected Sweet Lorane for good flavor and low levels of tannic acid. We are so pleased to bring you this important self-sufficiency crop, tasty once again!
BOTANICAL NAME: Vicia fava
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:Sow favas around first frost date in zones 7-9, or earlier if ground normally freezes. Mulch is helpful, but be watchful for slugs. Zones 3-6, plant in spring as early as the ground can be worked. The best stands are sown 3 inches deep, but can also be broadcast if well raked in. Use Garden Combo inoculant for best results. best growth and frost-resistance of they have organic matter in the soil, and seaweed products as supplements. Frost-resistant to 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W/Matures 11-26/Harvest 3 dry/Yield green 5-18/Spacing 8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates Cold Weather