This popular early maturing climbing hyacinth bean vine is grown for its beauty as much as for its immature beans. The plant growth is vigorous producing brilliantly colored light purple flowers. The bean pods are red-purple in color, with a flat, thick and curved shape.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 25-30 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 days
- Planting season: Late spring to early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm and sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to a vertical support. 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 by humans or animals. Always cook hyacinth beans well before eating because heat alters the cyanogenic glucosides.