Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis
Yard long beans are sometimes called Asparagus beans or Chinese Long beans. Red Noodle beans have an unusual purple-red color and are a well-known variety in southern China. They can grow up to 22" long. The bean will lose its red color when cooked. This vigorous plant is heat tolerant.
- 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. 50-80 days
- Planting season: Late spring/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 when pods are smooth, tender, and 16-22" 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 ‘Dryfried Beans’, these may be used to replace string beans in any dish. Can be deep-fried, stir-fried, steamed or used in soups. Prepare beans by cutting into 2" sections.