This variety is late maturing and is a large seed adzuki bean type grown mainly for the dried red beans used in sweet confectionery paste.
- 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. 90 days
- Planting season: 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 early summer (June-July in Japan) in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Harvesting occurs in fall (Oct-Nov 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: Large adzuki bean types are used as whole beans for sekihan, rice and adzuki beans creating a red rice dish for special occasions or as confectionery beans, amanatto, cooked beans coated with sugar. This bean is good for Koshian, prepared by passing mashed beans through a sieve to remove bean skins.