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Comments On - Fava Flowers


Hi Dave,
I think fave have a gentler taste than lima beans. Less beany one might say. Most of the recipes for fave include some other component with a strong flavor. The large amounts of flesh and pleasant crunchiness of the raw beans are the big draw.
rick, rapallo, YT
Posted: 3/19/2011 3:49:07 AM
Last fall was my first time ever growing fava beans and I think I'm hooked. They are fairly easy to grow here in the desert southwest and my native soil with some great compost seemed to suit them just fine. I was harvesting them through last month.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 3/8/2011 7:24:41 AM
Rick, I tried find out the difference between a lima bean and fava bean but other than they aren't the same bean, there wasn't much info on the Net about the difference. One Net article said they never really caught on here in the States. I do like lima beans and butter beans. Do they taste similiar to those beans?

Planting in the Fall would be quite a different gardening method than I'm used to doing. I have planted carrot seeds and have thought about planting other seeds in the fall late enough to keep them from germinating for the spring thaw. The carrots works out wonderfully well. When the soil warmed up enough they sprouted on their own and I had the best carrots ever.

Have a great fava bean day.
dbentz24@msn.com, Omaha, NE
Posted: 3/6/2011 5:01:35 AM

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