Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis
Yard long beans are sometimes called Asparagus beans or Chinese Long beans. This highly prized sweet variety produces light green, long, round string-less 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. 20-35 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
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late 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.
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.