When to Plant Fava Beans?

diospyros4luna(SC zone 7b)January 26, 2007

I'd like to plant fava beans, what is the optimal time to plant them in the south? I am in zone 7b.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

This is a little late, But This is my first year growing Favas. I planted some in Oct and again acouple of weeks ago. The ones planted in Oct are really start to jump now and are about 6in high large leaves. The others are just now sprouting. The fall planted ones survived heavy frost and 18 deg nights and are doing well. Next year I am going to do only a fall planting, but I will now more in another month or so. Rodger in Little Mountain SC

    Bookmark   March 4, 2007 at 4:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I used to plant them every year. For me, the best time was to plant them right after Christmas and they will be ready to pick during May. I had to quit growing them because my wife just didn't like them; little different for a Southern girl.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 7:22PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Leland Cypress screen planting?
I want to plant a Leland Cypress privacy screen. There...
Very hard pruning of big boxwoods?
I know this has been discussed before, but I just can't...
My bleeding hearts are sending up buds. Dh told me...
How to care for new sod - Hibernation
Hello, As of this second, I have a team of people putting...
Lilac for the South
Wayside has a lilac in their catalog which they say...
Sponsored Products
Dura-Trel Wellington 6.25-ft. Vinyl Wall Trellis - Mocha - 11173M
$66.00 | Hayneedle
7-foot x 48-inch Champagne Tree with 500 Clear Lights
Jaipur Shores Somerset Area Rug - RUG110945
$50.00 | Hayneedle
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Safavieh Rugs Bohemian Dark Blue/Multi 2 ft. 6 in. x 14
Home Depot
Peace of Mind Full/ Queen-size Quilt Set
Dancing Lady Orchid 29-inch Artificial Flowers (Set of 12)
Sunjoy Patio Cabinets Racks & Stands Hansel 67 in. x 17 in. Steel Slate
Home Depot
Madison Avenue Double Floor Cabinet - 7060
$98.59 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™