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Broad bean Crimsonia 'carmes' [Vicia faba]

Broad bean Crimsonia 'carmes' [Vicia faba]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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The broad bean Crimsonia, formerly known as Karmesin, is a short-growing and medium-early broad bean variety with attractive red flowers and an excellent taste. The pods ripen evenly and have very tender 4 to 5 green kernels. This variety clearly stands out from other varieties due to its very high quality. Due to its short growth, the variety usually does not need to be supported. It is also very suitable for edging vegetable beds or for pot culture.
Broad beans have been grown in Europe for over 4000 years. Broad beans are considered an important green manure because they penetrate the soil very well and accumulate nitrogen in the soil. Due to its valuable ingredients, it is still an important food and feed. Broad beans can be eaten raw.

General information
Plant family: Fabaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Culture duration: 90 days
Plant hight approx: 8 0 cm
Root type: Deep Rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -15°C
Location: S unny
Soil: He avy, loamy, humus rich, moist and slightly alkaline

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type : Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 3-10 cm
Best germination temperature: 4 -15°C
Germination time: 10-15 days
Plant-, row distance : 15x40 cm

Otherwise: Speakers, Hoggs, Zhang, Zhang, Z Zhang, Zhang, Zhang, Zhang, Zhang, Zhang, Zhang, Zhang, Z Z Zhik
Unfavorable mix culture: Peas

Planting information
Sow outdoor in early spring at soil temperatures around 2 to 3°C from February to March and for autumn sowing from September to October. For better and deeper rooting and higher stability, it is advisable to sow quite deeply with a sowing depth of between 6 and 10 cm.
Broad bean is the only legume that thrives in salty soil near the coast.
It is also advisable to grow broad beans in valleys on deep, heavy clay soil to ensure their high water requirements from soil with high water holding capacity or from a high groundwater level. Cultivation is worthwhile, simple and undemanding.

Other names
Latin botanical names: Faba treat
English names: thick bean, common bean, green bean, broad bean
German name: Broad bean, fat bean, faber bean, fava bean, big bean, horse bean, broad bean, cattle bean
Portuguese names : Beans, green beans, thick beans
Spanish names: Alubias, fabas, fesol, fréjol, frijol, frijol grueso
French name: Bean, thick bean

Broad beans are very rich in vegetable protein and fiber, potassium, sodium, magnesium and iron. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and B9 and antioxidants.

Potent germination capacity: 4-5 year

Due to neglect of conservation, the variety is endangered and is therefore preserved by us.

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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