Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis
Yard long beans are sometimes called Asparagus beans or Chinese Long beans. This fast growing, high yielding variety thrives in the heat. It is a black seeded variety and is one of the most popular varieties grown. These extra long dark green stringless beans are highly prized because of their sweet and crunchy pods.
- 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: Late spring to early 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 in midsummer when pods are smooth, tender and 14-18" long.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Used most notably in the popular Szechwan dish Dry-Fried Beans. These may be used to replace string beans in any dish. Can be deep-fried, stir-fried, steamed or used in soups.