BN165A - Asparagus Beans
Vigna unguiculata sesquipidalis. Asparagus Bean seeds are also known as yard long beans. This attractive plant is botanically different from regular pole beans and bears the tongue-twisting Latin name Vigna unguiculata sesquipidalis. At first this plant appears to grow as a bush, but when summer heat comes along, it bursts into vertical growth with twisting vines, and purple flowers, followed by fast-growing pods that are meant to be harvested at 60-65cm (24-26”) in length. Even at that amazing size, the beans are just over 1cm (½”) thick, tender, and tasty. These beans feature prominently in Asian cuisines, and are most productive in hot weather. Start indoors mid-spring, and transplant as soon as the soil warms up at the solstice.
Matures in 95 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
- Pole Beans
- Most productive in hot weather
- Prominent in Asian recipes
- Fast-growing pods
- Matures in 95 days from indoor start
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How To Grow
Many people feel that pole beans have a richer bean flavour than bush beans. The effort of trellising them is more than repaid by the ease of picking and their extended, abundant harvest. Pole beans are a good choice for small gardens because they use vertical space. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Pole Beans Guide and grow food.