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Basic Collection Information and Status
Fava Bean (Vicia faba, Fabaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   n/a
Collection Site   Arizona, United States (latitude: 33°; altitude: 4,600 ft / 1,400 m)
Collection Year   1994
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Magdalena FavaFV003
Originally from Magdelena, Sonora but collected by NS/S from a farmer growing them in Aravaipa Canyon, AZ. Vigorous bushy plants bear large light green to tan seeds.
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
        Online Order by NS/S Members
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                Academic Researchers
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
V05-008 CC18 S1V05-008 CC18 P1V05-008 CC18 P2V05-008 CC18 P3 Fr1V05-008 CC18 P4V05-008 CF04 P(2)V05-008 CF04 S1V05-008 CF04 S2V05-008 CF07 F1V05-008 CF04 P
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Characterization and Evaluation
There are currently no observational data available for this accession. If you have made observations of this accession and are willing to share them, please contact us.
Fava Bean IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Fava beans, or broad beans, were domesticated in the Near East several thousand years ago. Eat them fresh or dry. As nitrogen fixers, they make a great cover crop. Plant in fall in the low desert. Improve germination by soaking overnight then prechilling seed in moist paper towel in the refrigerator for 3 days before planting. Plant 1" deep and 8" apart. If insect population is low, gently shake flowering plants daily to encourage fruit set.Generally self-pollinating, but can cross with other varieties via insects. Let seeds mature and dry on the bush. The pods will turn dark brown, dry & wrinkled. Shell before storing.
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