Bell Beans

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Bell Beans

Vicia faba Annual or winter annual legume. Up to 5' high. Frost-hardy. Bell beans (aka small-seeded fava beans) are like Sunn Hemp’s tough cousin—the one with the full sleeve tattoos who hiked the Appalachian trail in the winter. Like Sunn Hemp, bell beans boast an unusual versatility—able both to fix atmospheric nitrogen and build generous amounts of carbonaceous biomass. But while Sunn Hemp is a tropical beauty who crumples at the first sign of frost, hardy bell beans will happily sprout in half-frozen soil and may keep growing even after the first snows. 4-5' tall stiff-stalked plants with fleshy glabrous leaves and pretty purple-tinged white flowers. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, though sensitive to heat and drought at flowering. Raw seed; use with Verdesian Guard-N Seed Inoculant or Field Pea & Vetch inoculant. Seed 2" deep at 150-200 lbs/acre, 5 lbs per 1000 sq ft.


8011 Bell Beans
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B: (2 lb) $6.25
C: (10 lb) $23.25
E: (50 lb) $65.00
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