New - Broad Bean - Vicia Faba — Also known as Fava Beans, this cool season specialty crop grows thru the winter with a fall planting in our Zone 8 location. This shelling bean is usually prepared by steaming the large fresh pods then removing the beans after cooking. These can be added to your favourite dishes or served as a side dish, with added garlic and herbs. Allow the pods to just fill our before harvesting for the best taste. Thought to have come from the east, they have been very popular in Europe for centuries. The taste is rich and very distinctive.