We’ll get right to it: the real story of this fava bean (Vicia faba) variety are its crimson flowered blossoms, which sets it apart from all white-flowered varieties we’ve grown. The blossoms attract a variety of beneficial insects including sphinx months. The fast growing, stout plants require minimal support and the blooming period makes this an attractive nitrogen-fixing cover crop. Beans mature to a deep rich green. We are proud to offer this unique and hard to find fava bean in our catalog!