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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: C, W/ Harvest 8/ Yield green biomass 90-360; dry 18-72/ Spacing 8"
DAYS TO MATURITY: 60-75
SEED CODE: C
SEEDS PER PACKET: 200
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS:
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION:
PLANTING DEPTH: 3"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring or Fall
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Sow favas from October in the North to as late as mid-November in California (or in the Spring or Fall elsewhere). The best stands are obtained by planting 3 inches deep, but can also be broadcast if raked in. Be sure to use our Garden Combo Inoculant for best results. Winter hardy to USDA zone 8. Matures in 11-26 weeks depending on severity of the Winter. If growing for beans, harvest period is 4-8 weeks.
BOTANICAL NAME: Vicia faba
DESCRIPTION: A vigorous,
adaptable legume, often mixed with peas, vetch, radish,
and oats for cover cropping. Grows 3-6 ft, produces much
organic matter for composting, and fixes nitrogen if inoculant
is used. Strong root system brings up nutrients and conditions
soil. Plant in fall. Matures March to May, attracting many