Jumbo Fava Bean
Versatile. Jumbo can be used for freezing, fresh shelled or dried beans. Forms large seed pods filled with 7-8 large plump beans. The plant is robust and matures in 75 days. Plant early in cool conditions. Untreated seed only.
Broad and Fava beans can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked. They prefer a moist, cool soil for growing and will tolerate light frosts. Sow 1-2 inches deep and 6 inches apart in rows 24-36 inches apart. If using untreated seed, plant heavier and when sprouted, thin to desired density.
These beans are light feeders, requiring a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. A one-time application of compost or well-rotted manure will be sufficient. Pinching back the top of the plant when the first pods begin to form will provide a higher and more uniform yield. Large plants require support; hill soil up around the base of the plant as it grows.
Pick beans when pods appear plump.