This is an early maturing and small seed variety. Adzuki bean is grown mainly for the dried red beans which are used in the Asian soup and sweet confectionery paste. Young green beans can be prepared like French filet beans.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 20-30 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: Last Spring
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 late spring (April-May in Japan) after last frost in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Harvesting occurs in early summer to midsummer (June -July in Japan). Pick young green bean pod for fresh cooking. For dried beans, harvest the total plant at the end of the season and hang indoors to dry thoroughly before shelling the beans. Adzuki beans do not require trellising.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Adzuki beans are prepared in many ways. It is commonly prepared sweet, boiled, and mashed with sugar into a red bean paste. Also beans can be added to soups, pureed with spices, and fresh bean sprouts.