Encouraging home gardening and seed saving since 1986

Vicia faba


Andy’s Broad Bean

Andy’s Broad Bean comes from a collector in BC who has been selecting this cultivar for several decades. The longest pods contain 6-8 large green seeds.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
5B’s Choice

5B’S Choice is a very long podded fava from Full Circle seeds where they say: “Selected for size and number of beans per pod for 80 years, first by David Barton and then by Peter Robin, who passed them on to our farm.”

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Black Russian

Black Russian fava is a fairly early producer of medium seeds, solid black with some purplish highlights. Seed came to us from a Belgian collector.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Cairo Market

Cairo Market is a short, very early fava. Pods contain one to five fairly small seeds.

/

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Small Ilumán

Rachelle spent a couple of months in Ilumán, Ecuador a few years ago and brought some favas from the local market. Small Ilumán has pods in clusters of 3 or 4. There are 1-4 small to medium blond seeds per pod.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Ilumán

Rachelle spent a couple of months in Ilumán, Ecuador a few years ago and brought some favas from the local market. Ilumán has large elongated pale green seeds, usually with 1-3 seeds per pod.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Martock

Martock is a village in Somerset which has given its name to the oldest broad bean cultivar in England, where records of it go back to the 12th century. The upright pods are in clusters and usually contain 2-4 small, almost round tan seeds, like modern field favas. In medieval times, Martock beans were usually dried and then subsequently used in soups, stews and gruels, the mainstay of the medieval peasants’ winter diet. Jim grew two samples of this fava which proved to be different so we are offering them both, under the names they came with. Martock is later and taller and better yielding. Its flowers have additional pale purple streaks across the white petals.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Martoc

Martock is a village in Somerset which has given its name to the oldest broad bean cultivar in England, where records of it go back to the 12th century. The upright pods are in clusters and usually contain 2-4 small, almost round tan seeds, like modern field favas. In medieval times, Martock beans were usually dried and then subsequently used in soups, stews and gruels, the mainstay of the medieval peasants’ winter diet. Jim grew two samples of this fava which proved to be different so we are offering them both, under the names they came with. Martoc is the shorter and earlier of the two with the typical white flowers with a black dot in the centre.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Coffee Bean

Coffee Bean was sent to Jim from the Prince Albert area with the information that the small seeds were roasted and used as a coffee substitute. Seeds are tan, heavily mottled with black.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Snowbird

Snowbird is a recent cultivar of a small-seeded field fava as early as Orion. It is usually grown to be a protein supplement in animal feed. Its pure white flowers and blond seeds indicate that it is tannin-free, which makes the seed more digestible.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Orion

Orion is a field fava bred by Agriculture Canada from an initial cross in 1975. This is a short, very early, cultivar with small round to oblong seeds.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Bell

Bell is a small seeded fava that is fall seeded for a cover crop in areas where the winters are mild. Cook the seeds fresh or dried.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Black Fava

Black Fava has solid black navy bean sized seeds. The short upright pods are borne in clusters on medium height plants.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Sanuki Kotsuba

Sanuki Kotsuba is a Japanese cultivar with small mahogany red seeds.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
MB5 Red

MB5 Red is a good producer of small to medium dusky red seeds.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Copper Fava

Copper Fava is late maturing with medium-sized deep copper seeds. Pods are upright containing 1 to 3 seeds, in bunches of 2 to 4 pods per cluster.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Red Epicure

Red Epicure has chestnut red seeds and claims to taste somewhat like chestnuts.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Aztec Yellow

Aztec Yellow is an early producer of short pods containing one to three large seeds. The seed coats are light yellow and the seeds are yellow right through. Try substituting these for chickpeas in a hummus-like spread/dip.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Cambridge Scarlet

Cambridge Scarlet (1778) has red flowers and bright green seeds, small to medium in size.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Annie Steffan’s

Annie Steffan’s has small blond seeds and is used for eating fresh or dry.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Bonnie Lad

Bonnie Lad is a dwarf, white seeded cultivar, slightly taller than The Sutton.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Swiss

Swiss has broad pods usually containing 4 to 5 large blond seeds.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
The Sutton

The Sutton is an English variety from around 1950. The plants are short (about 2’) and early with medium-sized blond seeds. The young pods can also be eaten like snap beans.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Polar

Polar is a short early variety. Pods are slim and the medium-sized seeds are white.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Con Amore

Con Amore is an Italian cultivar which is a good yielder and mid-season in maturity. The pods are in clusters and give 3 to 5 seeds per pod.

/ / /

Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
    class='wp-pagenavi' role='navigation'>
  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2
website powered by LIME COMMUNICATIONS