Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis
This variety produces long, dark green, slender, round stringless pods that grow 18-20" long. The beans are reddish-brown. This strong, easy to grow plant needs a warm climate to thrive and will reward you with high yields.
- 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. 70 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 beans when 18-20" long. The pod should still be smooth, tender and about the diameter of a pencil.
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.