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Vicia faba

Broad bean

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Features

  • Height0.3m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite, black
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia faba (Broad bean). This species produces green pods which are pale inside. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 18C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 28C.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Origin

Persia

Interest and use

Culinary, vegetable, food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in ordinary garden soil. They will self-seed freely and can become a nuisance. Harvesting may start in mid summer and may end in early autumn. Fairly easy to grow.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slug black-fly and bird damage.

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