Montana Rainbow

Crop: Fava (Vicia faba)


Breeder: William Schlegel

OSSI Pledge Date: 5/5/2021

Release Date: 5/5/2021

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Breeding Population


Montana Rainbow fava bean, a gene pool mix derived from Lofthouse Landrace, Ianto’s Return, Frog Island Nation, Early Windsor, and Windsor favas. I plan to add Andean mix and a fingerprint fava into the gene pool this year. Good for cover crop, if planted with snow melt, which is often in March, it is very resilient here and therefore favas may be preadapted to grow well here in the Mission Valley of Western Montana.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners

‘Montana Rainbow’ Fava (Vicia faba) seed