Horse Bean (Vicia faba)
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Horse Bean (Vicia faba)

Old Bean Variety that can Already be Sown from the End of February

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The Horse Bean is a small-seeded and crucially older form of the "Bell Bean" that, today, is only significant anymore as a vegetable plant regionally, for example in the Westphalian region. As early as 5000 BC, it has already been cultivated in the
Mediterranean region. It presumably had its peak in Europe in the Middle Ages. Until the 16th century, it had been an enormously important staple food but was then superseded by the tropical garden beans imported from the New World.

Like its innumerable names, including broad bean, fava bean, or field bean, it has, henceforth, mainly been cultivated as greenstuff. However, it's a good vegetable with a sweet taste. On top, it doesn't need any climbing aid but simply grows into the height like a bush bean. Another advantage is that it's, contrary to most garden beans, very cold-tolerant and can already be sown from the end of February.

Vicia faba seeds, content: Approx. 50 Horse Bean seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
30 – 200 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Root system :
Deep roots
Lifecycle :
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
3 cm
Best germination temperature :
3 – 5 °C
Germination time in days:
8 – 21
Planting distance:
15 – 20 cm
Main harvest:
Bad intercropping partners:
Good intercropping partners:
BeetrootBroccoliBrussels SproutsCeleryCucumbersKohlrabiLeafy lettucePotatoesTomatoes
Sow horse beans directly outdoors as early as possible, already from the end of February. Break out the stem tips for good growth. Horse beans taste best when harvested young. Seeds of legumes often germinate a lot better when they are allowed to pre-soak in water for several hours.
Other names
Botanical name:
f. equinaf. sativaf. vulgarisfaba bonaorobus fabav. esculentav. vulgarisvicia faba
English names:
bell beanbroad beanfaba beanfava beanfield beanhorse beanwindsor bean
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
50 Pcs.


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