|A special, old variety of fava, er, broad beans|
|Crimson-flowered Fava Bean growing in SSE's diversity garden|
|The common fava flowers are white with black splotches|
I got my seeds from fellow SSE member Christina Wengar, who is the sole seed steward for this variety in SSE's member's yearbook, where members go to discover which seeds are available to request from other members.
When I searched for other seed sources I found some in the UK and Australia, and those sources referred to the crimson flowered fava as being very rare.
|My fava spring salad|
I can't wait to try out the crimson favas in my favorite fava dishes. And yes, you can bet I'll be saving those seeds!
Photos: Patricia Larenas, Urban Artichoke