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Bean Seeds, Fava Super Aquadulce Smeralda (Bush)

Phaseolus vulgaris
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A highly productive variety producing 35-38 cm (14-15") long pods. Pick when plump and cook like lima beans.

  • SKU: 123598
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
6 to 14 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
60 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Fill Weight (grams): 18
  • Approximate Seed Count: 2024-12-15T00:00:00.000Z
  • Characteristics: frost-sensitive
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Rich flavor with chewy texture
  • Companion Planting: Plant near beets, corn, lovage, naturtiums, rosemary, squash, strawberries, sunflowers
  • Preparation Ideas: Can be used for freezing, fresh shelled or dried beans.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Beans are a warm season crop and seeds should be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Optimum soil temperature (not air temperature) should be 15-29°C (59-84°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 1.3 cm (1/2") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below. Do not allow the soil to become dry, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions.

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  • Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
  • Seed Spacing: 10 cm (4")
  • Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6")
  • Row Spacing: 60 cm (24")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Keep picking regularly to ensure continuous production.
  • Too many beans maturing at one time? Try sowing 1/2 or 1/3 of a row one or two weeks apart to extend the harvesting of fresh flavorful beans.
  • Avoid working among plants while the foliage is damp or wet as this can encourage and spread fungal and bacterial diseases such as powdery mildew, blight, rust, etc.
  • When weeding, hoe gently because beans are shallow-rooted. Mulch plants only after thinning.
  • Avoid fertilizing with nitrogen, which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth.

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