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Horse bean (Vicia faba)

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Horse bean (Vicia faba)
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1.82 € *
apx. $2.16
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4 €
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Availability
in stock
Item number
VIC02
Seed quantity:
50 Pcs.
Botanical name:
F. equina, F. sativa, F. vulgaris, Faba bona, Orobus faba, V. esculenta, V. vulgaris, Vicia faba
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Seeds
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Description

This horse bean is a fairly modest broad bean which has been cultivated for centuries. It is a small-seeded and much older form of the fava bean and is only of regional importance as a vegetable plant today. It was known as an element of "peas and
beans" in medieval crop rotation. Heirloom variety.
50 horse bean seeds

Growing instructions
Sow horse beans as early as possible from the end of February directly outdoors. 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.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Fabaceae
Plant height approx.:
30–200 cm
Root system :
Deep roots
Flower colour:
White
Flowering period :
June, May
Location:
Cold, Wet
Water requirements:
Moderately moist, Watering during dry periods
Lifecycle :
Annual
Winter hardy up to:
–5 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
January
Sowing time outdoors:
February, March
Sowing depth:
5 – 10 cm
Best germination temperature :
3 – 5 °C
Germination time in days:
8 – 21
Planting distance approx.:
15 – 20 cm
Main harvest:
July, June

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
Beans, Peas, Rapeseed, Sunflowers
Good intercropping partners:
Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Celery, Cucumbers, Kohlrabi, Leafy lettuce, Potatoes, Tomatoes

Other names

English names:
Bell Bean, Broad bean, Faba Bean, Fava Bean, Field Bean, Horse Bean, Windsor Bean

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