Faba beans are the only true bean that can grow and thrive in cool wet soils, and are one of the highest nitrogen-fixing grain legumes.
Unlike most legumes, faba beans continue producing nitrogen through grain fill and maturity. Faba beans tiller very well from the axillary buds making regrowth after grazing a benefit. The vigorous taproot of the faba bean can range from 50cm to 130 cm feet in depth and can provide more overall biomass than spring peas. One downfall of faba beans is that the larger seed size does not always work well in seed mixes.
KEYWORDS: tap root, legumes, nitrogen production