Faba beans are becoming more popular on the prairies as a high yielding pulse with great protein content. Faba beans yield between 60 – 90 bushel / acre. The zero tannin variety Snowbird is great to use as a feed source for cattle.
Are fababeans and soybeans the same?
Faba beans and soybeans are both legumes and fix atmospheric nitrogen.
- Faba beans are a broad bean produced for human consumption.
- Soybeans are produced to be crushed for its oil content.
How long does it take for fababeans to germinate?
Faba beans require their weight in moisture to germinate so if soil moisture is adequate typical germination rates are 10-14 days.