An incredible interbreeding collection of fava beans adapted to cold nights and short seasons. These plants withstand frost and over winter down to temps in the single digits in our unheated tunnels. We plant as soon as we can work the soil in early march for outdoor production in our climate. A great companion plant for many other vegetables providing excess nitrogen to share with the community. The plants develop huge rhizobium bacterial nodules that can grow to the size of nickels. Big thanks to Ianto Evans and others for their work in collecting and sharing this fava bean diversity with the world! Many opportunities to select and develop new varieties from this mix!