SSNS – 1 Faba bean

Faba beans are increasingly used by both conventional and organic growers in green manure and cover crop mixes to improve soil health and fertility. SSNS-1 is unique as one of the smallest faba bean varieties available, thus requiring a lower seeding rate. 

Applications

Growers operating on dryland systems in the southern part of Canada and mid to northern regions of the USA find that grain yields are strong thanks to a larger seed size and uniform plant structure. 

Key Characteristics

  • Kernel weight: 335 grams/1000 seeds
  • Days to maturity: 105 days
  • Low-tannin flower

Resources

Growing Conditions Based on Geography

SSNS-1 Faba Bean grows best in zones