Scientific Name: Vicia Faba
Description: While not sure about the origin of the bean, it is said to have probably originated in North Africa or Central Asia. It is one of the longest grown foods in the world.
- Strengthens the immune system,
- Helps prevent osteoporosis,
- It has antioxidant properties,
- Improves digestion.
Planting Tips: The bean likes to be sown in cold weather and is able to withstand temperatures of 0º and light frost. Plant in a definitive place.
Soil: Grow the bean in well-drained, fertile soil rich in organic matter. The ideal soil pH is between 6 and 6.8.
Exposure / Temperature: High brightness and direct sun exposure a few hours a day.
Irrigation: Water to keep the soil moist but not soaked.
Harvesting: Broad bean harvesting usually takes place 85 to 240 days after planting.
Life cycle: Annual.