Fava Bean, Lofthouse Landrace

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  • Regular price $6.25

Quick facts

  • Fava adapted to hotter conditions
  • Diverse population
  • More drought tolerant than other favas

Vicia faba

110 days. Diverse population of more heat tolerant fava beans selected to perform well in hot, dry conditions. Bred by Joseph Lofthouse. Diversity in bean shape and size. Become a plant breeder and grow and select those which perform well in your garden!

To learn more about landraces, read our blog post "What is a landrace???"

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


1-2 weeks

6-30 d.


Afternoon shade to full sun



Plant during a break in the weather in early- late March. Plant 2.5" deep, thin to 1' apart, with rows 18" apart. May take up to 3 weeks to emerge. Do not under-water as the weather warms up. Harvest dry seed pods in late summer into a bag. Free seeds by beating the bag, use a fan to separate light chaff from heavy beans.

In climates where winter temperatures do not dip below 15 degrees F, planting in fall is preferable.

Seed specs:

Packet size: 20 seeds