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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

40.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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7 out of 7 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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4 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dentednj
Location:
Califon, NJ
Date:
November 10, 2013
          1.0
 
Maybe next year
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? No beans

Review:

The first seeds in spring did not sprout. The second seeding went better but growth was slow until the END OF SUMMER. The vines then took off growing like crazy through the fall with NOT ONE FLOWER. I finally pulled them out and added them to the compost pile before the first frost killed them. I REALLY REALLY was excited to try these and was terribly disappointed. Not sure if it was the seed bought here or what. Hoping to try them again but won't get my hopes up.

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7 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sergio
Date:
November 20, 2011
          4.0
 
heavy pod production but nearly no test !
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

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First time I'm growing this bean in my equatorial place (French Guyana). It's OK for those points :.. It's truely, as Mechelle said, a fantastic and fast grower.. it is a rain lover, the more rain, the more production. Very good for rainy season !!!.. it's producing lots of pods if enough rain.. beautiful blue flowers looking like sweet peas.. under tropical conditions, it is living several years.. one of the best nitrogen fixer in the soil among leguminousBut I can't agree with «delicious pods » !!!- positive : after boiling in salty water, as green beans, it becomes soft it the mouse which is good (stir frying ÒK also)- negative : very few test !!!!!!! So it is OK if you mix with herbs, onions, garlic, and everything you want because it's testing nearly nothing alone unfortunately........ I don'agree with tropical agricuture documents saying it's testing « like asparagus » , you realy must be very careful when eating to find a very, very, limited asparagus test !Blue flowers are eatable fresh in salads, they test more than pods, their test is not strong but nice.I did'nt test youg leaves yet. It is told to be a good spinach. For tubers, in Asia they selected clones for tubers (producing less pods) or for pods (producing less tubers). My clone is a pod clone I guess.I will test tubers when I will remove the vine. Despite lack of strong test, I will continue to grow it because it is perfectly adapted to tropical wet countries and a heavy production in rainy season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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7 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mechelle
Date:
July 6, 2011
          5.0
 
Fast Growing Vines! Be prepared!
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

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Wow! I decided to put together a patio vegetable garden this year because I don't really use the space, but love a garden which produces food although living in the city. I had read before ordering these seeds that they produce better yields when the days are shorter and cooler. But went ahead and planted. All I have to say is right now it is nothing but humid and miserably hot here in zone 7. I started these seeds inside and got plants in 7 days. Hardened them off and planted outside in my patio garden with Organic Choice soil. I'll just compost that soil and reuse next year, but any way..... I had also given some of these beauties to my mother to put in her garden... Love my mom but she went off, left the seedlings in their original sprouting pots outside and went on vacation.... We have had horrible hail storm after hail storm this year ~ which is NOT NORMAL. I went to her house a wk later when she had returned to find the plants drowning in water where they had sat for a week unattended and looking like they were going to just die any second, and had also been eaten on by various slugs..... I was not happy. I took the plants back, broght them home and put them in my patio garden. Let them have a day off from water since they were drowning. And put out a little calcium carbonate to prevent ants and such from getting on them. In one week they had totally come back from the brink of death and needed lines to climb. that was a month ago. These 2 plants and the other 2 I already had going have about taken over the patio totally. I haven't gotten beans off of them yet, but I look forward to what they will produce on these HUGE PLANTS That totally went all the way up the lines 6 feet long within a couple of days ~ no not exaggerating. If I can figure out a way for them to go higher I'm extending their habitat. I'd even use these if you need to create shade somewhere ~ seriously. Very lush, fast growing and very pretty too!. Put up some trellis, chicken wire screen where ever you need it, and plant a couple of these. You'll have a wall before you know it! When my beans come in, I'll do another review!

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sayrah
Date:
May 28, 2011
          4.0
 
not in 7b
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I grew this variety on a farm in Central America. They were prolific, stunning, and delicious. One of the best beans in my book. I now live in the rain shadow of the Pacific North West, Olympia, WA. Tried these last year, which was a crumby season and they all failed prior to climbing the trellis. All the other beans popped off but not the wing beans. Probably more accustomed to warmer climates.

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