Felix Faba Beans

    Description

    Faba beans are one of the oldest plants under cultivation, having been grown in ancient Greece and Rome. Unlike other beans, they prefer cool weather, allowing them to be planted — and harvested — much earlier. Faba beans have a distinct flavor and creamy texture that make them a fine ingredient for a wide variety of dishes. This legume is a natural, organic fertilizer (called a green manure) that fixes nitrogen in the soil for other plants to use. By planting faba beans in your garden, food plot or field, you can improve soil fertility at the same time without needing to add other fertilizers and amendments.

    Felix Faba Beans

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      $42.50

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      Seeding Rate: 60 - 75 lbs per acre.

        Description

        Faba beans are one of the oldest plants under cultivation, having been grown in ancient Greece and Rome. Unlike other beans, they prefer cool weather, allowing them to be planted — and harvested — much earlier. Faba beans have a distinct flavor and creamy texture that make them a fine ingredient for a wide variety of dishes. This legume is a natural, organic fertilizer (called a green manure) that fixes nitrogen in the soil for other plants to use. By planting faba beans in your garden, food plot or field, you can improve soil fertility at the same time without needing to add other fertilizers and amendments.

        When is the right time to plant?

        Felix Faba Beans has a minimum germination temp of 42 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
        Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

        Basic Info

        N Fix Potential 100 - 150
        Seeds/lb 2,500
        C/N at Maturity Low
        Growth Habit Upright
        Root Type/Depth Medium Taproot
        Cold Kill 15 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 1.5 - 3 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity 75-95 days
        Lasting Residue Fair
        Palatability Poor
        Hay Harvest Poor
        Regrowth Fair
        Deep Compaction Fair
        Surface Compaction Very Good
        Weed Suppression Good
        Crimp Kill Easy

        Planting

        Plant Depth 1 - 2"
        Min Germ Temp 42 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 60 - 75 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 60 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

        Heat Good
        Drought Fair
        Shade Very Good
        Wet Soil Very Good
        Low Fertility Fair
        Low pH Soil Very Good
        High pH Salinity Good
        High pH Calcareous Good

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