This Japan variety of hyacinth bean has purple flowers. The flat, thick, curved pods are green and most tender when picked young and cooked. This variety is widely grown in the subtropical regions of South Asia and China. Also popular as an ornamental plant.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 15-20 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. 90-100 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 trellis. 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.) Humans or animals should never eat raw hyacinth beans. Always cook hyacinth beans well before eating because heat alters the cyanogenic glucosides.