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Broad Bean Hangdown [Vicia faba]

Broad Bean Hangdown [Vicia faba]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. 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 crop 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. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The Broad Bean Hangdown Grünkernig is a medium-early and high-yielding variety with a strong taste. It has white flowers with many long hanging pods and 4 to 6 delicate green seeds.
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: 180 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -15°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Heavy, 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

Optimal mix culture: Eggplant, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Radish, Beetroot, Lettuce, Cabbage, Celery, Corn, Horst Radish, Calendula
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: Vicia faba
English names: thick bean, common bean, green bean, broad bean
German names: Ackerbohne, Dicke bohne, Faberbohne, Favabohne, große Bohne, Pferdebohne, Puffbohne, Saubohne, Viehbohne
Portuguese names: feijão, feijão verde, feijão grosso
Spanish names: alubias, fabas, fesol, fréjol, fríjol, frijol grueso
French names: haricot, haricot épais

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 years

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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