Heirloom Organic Yard Long Asparagus Bean Seeds (15) Green Pod Red Seed Asparagus
Asparagus Beans (Long Beans)
Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis
Southern Peas/ Cowpeas/ Field Peas/ Black-Eyed Peas are the same species as Asparagus Beans
Festures:-For best results needs to be sown on well prepared seed bed. Prefers a slightly neutral pH Cultivated for its two pods, and seeds
inside. Average seed yield is 750kg/hectare but can reach 2800kg/hectare. Studies show that 27 C is the optimum growing temperature. Easily susceptible to frost Can be referred to as the Legume, or Bean family This family includes everyday foods such as peanuts, and beans, liquorice, peas, and chickpeas.
Moisture & Soil:- Yard long bean tolerates acid soils but prefers soil pH range of 5.5 – 7.5. The plant thrives in soils that are loose, friable, and not too rich in nitrogen. Soils heavy in nitrogen can cause over abundant leaf growth and reduced bean production. Choose a site in full sun and loosen the soil to a depth of eight to ten inches in preparation for sowing. Mix in compost or composted manure in spring to slightly boost soil fertility
Fruit & Flower:- Yard long bean pods may grow to 10-20 inches long, but customers prefer them 10-12 inches in length and pencil-size. Although both red seeded and black seeded yardlong bean exist, the black seeded pod is preferred for human consumption.
Special Charactertics:-Mainly as food, The pod is best consumed when it is still a young plant. Used lots in West Indian, and Chinese dishes, mainly stir-fries. One serving (100g) contains 23% of your daily Vitamin C needs, and approximately 3g of Protein and 8.5g of Carbohydrates. Used as forage.