Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Aquadulce Fava Bean Seed
Aquadulce Fava (79 days)
The standard fava for greens, green beans, shelled green beans and dried beans. This is a delicious meaty Italian staple. I first "discovered" Aquadulce when traveling in France. Eat the beans when young as a green bean or dried in soups.
Favas add tons of fantastic nitrogen to your soil without the use of nasty chemical fertilizers. Plant them in the fall, enjoy the blooms, but chop them into the soil before they produce a bean for maximum nitrogen fixing. That's it. Now you're ready to plant your hungry nitrogen plants like corn come summer!
Aquadulce has been hardy for us down to about 19 degrees. February is the time to plant if your "West of the Cascades". We also fall plant. Fava's don't care for extremely hot weather so treat them like you would cabbage.
My 1913 copy of California Vegetables by Wickson says "A broad bean, chiefly grown by Portuguese in the San Francisco Bay region; hardy and prolific, making free winter growth where frosts are light; sometimes in demand for the debasement of coffee".