Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis
Yard long beans are called Asparagus beans or Chinese Long beans. This variety produces rich green, long, slender, round stringless pods. These beans are very crisp, tender, and delicious. Orient Wonder is far superior to standard varieties for its flavor and ability to grow in a wide range of conditions. It thrives in warm humid areas and sets fruit better in cool or drier weather than similar varieties.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 45-50 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.)
- 2500-3300 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 70 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 diameter of a pencil, and 16-20" long.
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. Try in recipes that use snap beans. Prepare beans by cutting into 2" sections.