The best bean to try in 2021. Unlike most beans, fava beans prefer cool weather and are best planted in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow 2.5 cm deep, 10-12 cm apart, in rows 40-90 cm apart or use wide-bed style planting, giving each plant 25 sq.cm of space. Vroma produces large, 15-18 cm pods with 4–5 large seeds. Cook like a shell bean when the seeds are pale green or wait until pods are dry for shelled beans. Strong, heat-tolerant plants resist lodging. Light brown seeds. These lovely plants reach 1-1.5 M high and are self-supporting.