Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The best fava beans for autumn sowing (#journal)

Fava bean adaptation to autumn sowing under European climates

Fernando Flores, Salvador Nadal, Ignacio Solis, Johana Winkler and Olaf Sass, et al.
Fava beans are widely grown in Europe but are generally sown in spring. These trials tested autumn sown varieties. Cultivars Clipper, Castel, Target, Wizard, and Gabl-107 performed well in the oceanic mega-environment, whereas cultivars Castel, HIX, and Target performed well in the continental mega-environment. None of the studied cultivars were suited to Mediterranean environments. Wizard and Gabl-107 were the highest yielding cultivars.

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