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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: 9
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Sarah lee
Location:
Willow creek, CA, United States
Date:
July 4, 2015
          3.0
 
Hoping for the best
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Eating them

What are the cons? Slow growing

Review:

After reading reviews about this bean I am still hopeful. I started them from seed in 6 packs in late April, kept in a hot house. Only 5 frail looking plants came up out of about 18 sown. I planted them all. After 2 months everything else is booming around them and they are still small, stunted and deficient looking little plants about 4in tall. It gives me something to nurture and hope for in the garden. I believe one day they will just take off. Can't wait! I will not give up on these little guys! It's nice to have a challenge.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CB
Location:
NW Georgia, GA, United States
Date:
June 1, 2015
          1.0
 
Havent sprouted yet
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Unique-but no sprouts

What are the cons? Planted over a month ago

Review:

I planted half of the seed packet after soaking them for 24 hours and waited, when all of my other beans had sprouted I decided to soak and plant the other half of the seeds. This was at the end of April and I still do not have any winged bean sprouts, even though all of my other beans are going gangbusters. I may try them again next year. I was very disappointed, I was so looking forward to growing these unique beans. We have had a very wet spring, so maybe that is the problem.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
walter
Location:
morayfield, South East Queensland, Australia
Date:
May 13, 2015
          5.0
 
Winged Bean seeds from China
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows well on a trellis.

What are the cons? nil

Review:

I planted three plants in summer(early January) and had to wait until about early April for the plants to became vigorous and to produce flowers. Now the plants are quite rampant, growing over the trellis and climbing on my pawpaw which grows nearby. Since flowering started, about three weeks ago or so, the bean pods grew rapidly and some of them are more than 100 mm long and still not mature. I tasted some last week, raw, and found them tasty and crisp. Tomorrow we'll cook them, probably in stir fry. I'd say we have about a kilo of them right now and flowers galore. They really like shorter days in the autumn but I thought it prudent to plant a bit earlier. The pods have a slightly nutty flavour with a hint of fresh green, eaten raw. I might end with quite a harvest this season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gunvor
Location:
Surfside, FL
Date:
November 26, 2014
          5.0
 
Awesome
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Takes some patience.

What are the cons? Need a very sturdy trellis!

Review:

Well, I actually almost gave up. The wine grew so long - and never seem to bloom. Then, finally, this autumn (over a year later) the first blooms came! Guess as a result of the days shortening, and the plant finally mature enough this fall. Then came the beans!! Made the wait worth it for sure! I sliced and saut?ed my first batch in coconut milk and spices, Asian inspired, absolutly delishes with basmati reis! I also often use them in stir-fries. Love them raw and sliced in salads. Tastes somewhat like snap-peas, rather then asparagus. Pick them young and tender and do not over cook the! A light sautee is best! I live in the caribbean, so the climat is suitable for this wine.The only problem I have experienced are whiteflies. Kept under control with occational "neem-oil/soap spray' treatment. Will definitely continue growing winged beans!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Southern Snowbird
Location:
Houston, TX
Date:
June 13, 2014
          5.0
 
Fantastic Winged Bean
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Late bloomers

Review:

My Thai hairdresser gave me these beans to plant. I grow stuff and take the excess to her. I planted in late May last year and they took off like Jack's beanstalk. Up the chicken wire provided and onto second story landing and along the metal rail and started down the stairs before the frost got them in Nov. They did not bloom until around early October and I did not know about the daylight requirements last year. For 6 weeks I harvested beans from all this growth from 6 seeds. I enjoyed stir fried, in soups and especially raw. I planted two this year and they are up to second story. I have tried the leaves after reading about them being eatable and they are wonderful in a green salad. May try stir fried when I have more to pick. I did not see tubers when I changed the dirt and prepared the planter for this spring. They do not like to be chilled and I should have brought them in at night when I planted this spring. Took three plantings before they thrived. Love this bean.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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