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Rarámuri Habas

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    • Vicia faba. Fava beans from Mexico. Pick when young for fresh shelling, or use as dry bean when seed is allowed to fully mature. This variety was a prolific producer in our recent Tucson winter growout. It comes from the Continental Divide in the Sierra Madre in Mexico, where it was planted in early summer by the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) and was the last crop to be harvested in fall. From our Seed Bank Collection.

      • Origin: High desert, 7300' elevation
      • Can perform well in low desert winters also
      • Light green seeds borne on 2 foot plants.
      • Can tolerate brief exposures to below-freezing temps
      • Approx. 15g/15 seeds per packet.
      • Limit 3 packets.
      These seeds are part of our conservation program and are not available for purchase. They are only available through Native American Seed Request
    • $5.95

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Kristen Upham-McIntyre
    Quick to germinate

    I planted these seeds last week and they're already 2 inches tall! Looking forward to trying these.

    matthew sullivan

    Rarámuri Habas

    Andrew Wedel
    Rarámuri Habas

    They haven't produced any flowers yet, but are certainly growing beautifully. They are growing in semi-shade in our backyard in pots, in pretty good soil. We find that many plants don't manage well in full sun in our hot downtown location. If you check back in a few months I can give you an update.

    Mike Lewis
    Ramaruri Habas, Fall planting

    Well, they are growing nicely and we have had some rain so the soil is happy. Good germination rate! I will plant the other packs in the Spring.