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Vicia faba
Broad Bean Seeds
  • Annual
  • Full Sun
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 100%
  • Approximately 20 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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These fava beans are a beautiful mix grown by my friend Jenelle of Nanoose Creek Farmhouse. Originally the purple variety came from Nanoose Edibles. They contain a mix of gorgeous deep dark purples, lighter purple blush, green, and tan seeds. The seed size ranges from large pea-size to scarlet runner bean-size.

Shell the beans when fresh, then cook before eating- they are great with butter and salt. Or dry the beans and use in soups throughout the winter. Also makes a great hummous!

Jenelle recommends starting your fava beans indoors early in the season, and then transplanting them out to get a headstart on the season!

Growing Instructions

Start indoors in late winter/early spring, and transplant out in spring. Fava beans are cold-tolerant. Or try direct sowing in fall (Sept-Nov on the south coast of BC) or spring (Feb-April). Sow about 1" deep. Harvest the pods as they fill out and start to droop down. The growing shoots are edible as well. For dried beans, let the pods shrivel before picking.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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