HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ABOUT “FAVINO”?

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The National Black Fava Bean seeds belongs to the leguminous family, with autumn sowing, it looks like a black seed the size of a chickpea.

Just before flowering, which occurs between late March and early April, it develops a bulge, like a little bag, full of nitrogen: this is the right time to cut it using harrowing disks. In this way, the nitrogen is released and absorbed by the ground, through nitrogen fixation.

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It is an ancient fertilization method of soils (called “per sovescio“), absolutely natural, nowadays recovered in organic farming. This technique results in a significant improvement of soil fertility, through an excellent organic fertilizer. Alternatively, it can also be used the Lupine, but the Fava bean is unwelcome to the sheep that therefore don’t come to nibble, ruining the younger olive trees.

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