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Asian Winged Bean (15 seeds) (AB112) $3.00
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Asian Winged Bean

         
 
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(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) This is one of the most unique beans; it produces delicious pods with four winged edges, the leaves are cooked like spinach and the roots have a delicious, nutty flavor. This high-protein bean is an excellent crop and is so useful in the kitchen. The plants are tropical and do best in warm areas. They will not produce well when the days are long, so it may not yield until fall. Soak seeds 24 hours before planting. We have had a hard time keeping any winged beans on the shelf ever since Mother Earth News ran an article on this bean. Limited quantities.
 
Asian Winged Bean
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

64.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LD1212
Location:
Saint Helens, OR, United States
Date:
September 3, 2016
          1.0
 
Did not grow well in PNW
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? None

What are the cons? Not prolific/slow Pacific NW

Review:

I live in Saint Helens, OR. about 45 minutes from Portland, OR. to the south and Astoria, OR. to the north of us. We have mild winters and summers. We have cool nights during summers even when the days are 90 degrees. It rains about 9 months out of the year. This is maritime Pacific NW weather, zone 8b. Winged bean did not grow well here. It stayed small all summer and then 2/5 plants started to have runners in late August but I gave up, pulled out, and placed in the compost. The germination rate is not good and the germination takes longer than other beans. Best way to germinate is to soak 24 hours in hot water, place in warm paper towel and plastic bag then place on top of a warm area like your cable router. I wouldn't grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
hansvc
Location:
Naples, FL, United States
Date:
May 10, 2016
          4.0
 
Grew like crazy all summer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grew and produced very well

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted these in April last year. Just as they were starting to vine the deer jumped my fence and eat them to the ground. By the end of June I had built a taller fence to keep the deer out and the beans came right back. The vines grew all through our hot wet sub tropical summer and started flowering in September. Some vines over grew my fence and climbed 30 feet into palm trees. By the end of October I had hundreds of bean pods some over 12 inches long. I found the beans eaten with the pod are best when 2 inches or less long. Larger more mature pods are best left on the vine to dry and to be shelled later. The plants produced beans from the end of September through February. I had 10 plants in the ground and harvested hundreds of beans pods. They died back in February when I pulled them out of the ground, some of the roots remaining grew back in April. This is a tropical variety I think and could become evasive if it escapes your garden in tropical locations.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ellin
Location:
Catskill, NY, United States
Date:
January 1, 2016
          1.0
 
Nothing happened
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Nothing

What are the cons? Money spent for nothing

Review:

This has been my biggest disappointment so far. Nothing. Got vines. No flowers. No pods. No beans. Really, really upsetting.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bee
Location:
Fairview, TN, United States
Date:
December 17, 2015
          3.0
 
Disappointed might try again
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty vines

What are the cons? Did not make pods

Review:

After years of wanting these, I was disappointed I didn't get pods only vines. May try in a different location to see if they will produce.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
prairiechic
Location:
pinnacle, NC, United States
Date:
October 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Winged Peas are great
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? all parts are edible

What are the cons? hard to get started

Review:

Got my seeds from Baker's years ago and growing them ever since. Delicious and all parts edible. Beautiful vining plant. I am zone 7 and they produce early spring and early fall til freeze. Best and most tender at 3in or less for great raw eating. Little hard to germinate so best started indoors to keep seeds from rotting. Once started they are very hardy and tasty. I am able to get seeds to set in my zone; though they do require long time and sometimes cross seed setting with frost. Highly recommend if looking for a totally usable plant and pretty vertical addition to the garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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