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Akasanjaku

Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis


Akasanjaku
Seed #174
Yard long beans are sometimes called Asparagus beans or Chinese Long beans. This highly prized sweet variety produces long, slender, round stringless pods that grow 12-16" long. The dry beans of this variety are a red color. This strong plant thrives on heat and is easy to grow.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 50-60 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 75 days
  • Planting season: Spring/summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support. Harvest pods while still smooth, tender, about the diameter of a pencil, and 12-16" long.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Row
Distance
Plant
Height
65-85F 1" 6-8" 24-36" 84-120"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: This type of bean is used in the popular Szechwan dish Dry-Fried Beans. They are very crisp, tender and delicious. Try in recipes that use snap beans. Prepare by cutting into 2" sections.
 
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