A popular hyacinth bean variety with white flowers, this tropical plant is a beautiful green-leafed climber with edible pods that are flat, thin and curved. The vine is vigorous and needs to be supported. Tends to flower in the shorter days of fall so requires a long season to fully mature. Also grown as an ornamental.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 10-15 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. 90-100 days
- Planting season: Late spring to early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to a trellis. Harvest young pods.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Young pods can be sliced or used whole. Always cook hyacinth beans well before eating.
Warning: Hyacinth beans naturally have cyanogenic glucoside (a plant compound that contains sugar and produces cyanide). Hyacinth beans should never be eaten raw. Always cook hyacinth beans well before eating.