Beans, Fava, Brown Speckled

Seven Seeds Farm

$ 4.50

Fava, Brown Speckled, "Surcan"
Vicia Faba

This variety was originally obtained in the Amaru region near the Sacred Valley in the Andes of Peru from a traditional seed-keeping family, who call it "Surcan" in their native Quechua language.  We have been selecting this strain for a uniformly brown and cream speckled pattern akin to a quail egg. 

Typically planted in fall or early in spring (February or March) it can easily handle cold temperatures down to the teens. It flowers in April and May producing abundant nectar-rich white flowers that bees and pollinators adore. Green pods can be harvested for fresh shelling, boiled in salt water and eaten like edamame soybeans or allowed to dry down and used like chickpeas for a delicious hummus. HEIRLOOM. SSF 

Packet: 1/2 ounce

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