Adaptive Seeds

Fava Bean, Ianto’s Return (Organic)


Vicia faba.

Mostly large seeds of many colors ranging from tan, yellow, purple, lavender-tan to almost black. High culinary value and adaptive resilience—hangs tough in our winters when most fava varieties wither in the cold. Big plants with many tillers. Young leaves and shoots also make a tasty salad green. Beans can be eaten when very young as a green bean, as a shelling bean when mid-sized, and all the way through maturity as a dry bean. Strongly selected for over-wintering by Nick Routledge and Adaptive Seeds in the Willamette Valley since 2007. Interbreeding population of many strains from Ianto Evans’ original fava diversity.

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