Typically grown for their flavorful and crispy bean sprouts, mung beans are also grown to full maturity and cultivated for green beans. The plants are bushy, producing purplish-yellow flowers and curving 3" hairy pods with 7-9 beans in each.
Cultivation: For large sprouts, sow seeds in spring to summer in sandy soil in a bright but cool location. Broadcast seeds on soil and cover with a thin layer. Keep uniformly moist. Harvest by cutting when seedlings reach 3-4". For smaller sprouts, use a sprouting jar indoors. Wash seeds thoroughly before planting, during growth, and wash sprouts well before eating.
For green beans, prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/ summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pick. Harvest filet beans when diameter is 1/8-1/4" at best and before beans start to bulge in the pods.
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Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.