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Specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Broad Bean Seed

(Vicia faba)

All of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, untreated, natural heirloom seed.

green heirloom broad bean pod.

Aquadulce (pre 1850)

Aquadulce Broad Bean originated in Spain from a selection of Haba de Sevilla Broad Bean. Aquadulce was illustrated in the Album Vilmorin in 1871. The long pods produce large yellowish green flat seed.

"Out of Stock"

  • Package Qty: 15-20 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Black Russian

An extremely rare heirloom broad bean (fava bean) from Russia with purple seeds when fresh and black seed when dry. The plants are very frost hardy and productive. It has taken me years to obtain the seed and grow out enough for sale. I am very excited to be able to offer this rare variety!

  • Package Qty: 15 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
tan colored heirloom broad bean

Broad Windsor

Documented since the 18th century, this is still one of the most popular varieties available today. The green pods are 5-6" long and have large green seeds.

  • Package Qty: 15-20 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
crimson colored heirloom broad bean

Crimson Flowered Broad Bean (1778)

At one time, not long ago, this broad bean was on the verge of extinction. An elderly curator of precious bean seeds lost almost all of her harvest but luckily sent the remaining seed to Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA). From just four seeds, HDRA was able to successfully propagate this bean and save the Crimson Flowered Broad Bean from extinction. This is one of the true success stories when it comes to saving heirloom vegetables. The Crimson Flowered Broad Bean is an extremely ornamental plant. It is covered with crimson flowers all summer long and into the fall. It is also very productive and produces many tasty green fava beans that can be used fresh or dried for winter use. One of my all time favorite vegetables and definitely pretty enough for the flower bed! EXTREMELY RARE.

  • Package Qty: 15-20 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Lena Spraybash’s

A productive heirloom Broad Bean (Fava Bean) that has been grown in northern Manitoba for years. The seed is medium sized and olive green.

"A Heritage Harvest Seed Exclusive!"

  • Package Qty: 15-20 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
tan colored heirloom broad bean


A truly medieval variety. Few medieval varieties of vegetables are still available today and I am very happy to be able to offer this one. The small brownish beans were cooked in the dry state to produce a brown porridge.

"Not Available This Year"

  • Package Qty: 15-20 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
Heritage Harvest Seed • P.O. Box 279, • Carman, Manitoba • R0G 0J0 • CANADA
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