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. 


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


Growing Conditions Based on Geography

SSNS-1 Faba Bean grows best in zones