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Witkiem Beans

Witkiem Beans are a variety of broad bean (aka fava bean.)

The green pods are plump and 7 inches (18 cm) long and aren't edible.

There are 5 to 6 pale pastel green beans per pod.

Witkiem Beans can be used fresh as a shelling bean, or can be frozen, canned or dried.

The plant is an annual, 75 days from seed to harvest.

There are two subvarieties, Witkiem Vroma and Witkiem Manita.

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