Faba Bean

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$1.25 per lb.

Bulk Discount Pricing

2 - 9 lbs.
$1.12 / lb.
10 - 19 lbs.
$1.00 / lb.
20 - 29 lbs.
$0.88 / lb.
30 - 39 lbs.
$0.75 / lb.
40 - 49 lbs.
$0.62 / lb.
50+ lbs.
$0.50 / lb.

Faba beans are the only true bean that can grow and thrive in cool wet soils, and are one of the highest nitrogen-fixing grain legumes. Unlike most legumes, faba beans continue producing nitrogen through grain fill and maturity. Faba beans tiller very well from the axillary buds making regrowth after grazing a benefit. The vigorous taproot of the faba bean can range from 2 to 4 feet in depth and can provide more overall biomass than spring peas. One downfall of faba beans is that the larger seed size does not always work well in seed mixes.

 

Basic Info

Maturity
Late May- Early July
Seeds/lb
2,500
C/N Ratio
12:22
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Winter Hardiness
Zone 5A

Use

Nitrogen Fixing Potential
10/ 50-100
N Scavenge
5
Dry Matter
3,500-5,500
Lasting Residue
7
Erosion Control
7
Traffic Bearing
3
Grazing Potential
10
Forage Harvest
10
Root Type
Branching Taproot
Soil Builder
7
Cash Crop Interseeding
9

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Advantages

Subsoiler
3
Surface Compaction
8
Rendering P & K
5
Traffic Bearing
3
Nematode Control
1
Disease Control
5
Allelopathic Effect
3
Weed Control
7
Short Growth Time
8

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Disadvantages

Weed Potential
7
Potential Insect/Nematode Risk
3
Crop Disease Risk
3
Effect Cash Crop
3
Ease of Establishment
9
Ease of Till-Kill
3
Ease of Chem-Kill
8
Ease of Mow-Kill
8

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Planting

Ideal Planting Time
Early SpringAugust - October
Ideal Planting Depth
1/5 - 1/4"
Min Germination Temp(F)
42
Drilled Seeding Rate (lb./A)
60-75
Broadcast Seeding Rate (lb./A)
80-95
Reseeding Potential
Very Possible

Tolerance

Heat
8
Drought
5
Shade
8
Wet Soil Tolerance
9
Low Fertility
4
pH
4.5 - 9.0

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent