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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