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Moonshadow Hyacinth Bean (25 seeds) (AB106) $3.00
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Moonshadow Hyacinth Bean

         
 
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(Dolichos lablab) Beautiful purple pods are used in Asia as a curry and stir-fry vegetable. Pick when small and tender, as old pods and dry beans may be poisonous! The long, rambling vine is also very ornamental with lilac-colored blossoms and purple stems. Thomas Jefferson planted this fine bean at Monticello.

 
Moonshadow Hyacinth Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kelly
Location:
Iowa City, IA, United States
Date:
March 13, 2015
          5.0
 
MUST GROW ORNAMENTAL BEAN
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? High Visibility, great yield!

What are the cons? Wish I had planted more.

Review:

These are a very impressive bean they are a little slow to start but once they start blooming the show never stops. The flowers are stunning, though oddly not attractive to bees, and once the pods start forming below the flowers they are a true show stopper. I manage a Chef's CSA and they are unreasonably popular with these folks because of their color and the ease of cooking, they have a really unique flavor among the bean families and if gently blanched in water which is reserved from previous blanchings, they will retain some of their color when cooked--many of my chefs used them in composed salads as garnish. You do have to keep up with picking because they do become toxic when older--must be vigilant, as older beans still look delicious.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sue
Location:
Raleigh, NC
Date:
September 18, 2014
          5.0
 
Stunner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, beautiful,,tasty

What are the cons? None

Review:

Red stems, deep,green leaves and spikes of gorgeous purple flowers make this a stunning ornamental that I have frown along the railing of my front porch for 3 years now. And then the pods! A brilliant, shiny purple hue, in copious numbers! I don't know if my variety is edible in the pod...they seem tough, but I shell them and cook the green or turning-black beans like edamame in stir fries and soups. Yummy! The seeds are easy to gather, store, and sprout here in humid 7b NC. I get volunteers from fallen seeds too, and dig them up as gifts for friends. A great plant!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
maggieann
Location:
hollister, MO
Date:
July 14, 2014
          3.0
 
beans
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? yes

What are the cons? none

Review:

this is first for me I am enjoying the flowers and will soon enjoy the beans just harvested will grow again

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
amy
Date:
March 15, 2011
          5.0
 
SUPER PLANT!!!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I grew these on a trellis along my sidewalk. EVERYONE wanted to know what they were and cars even stopped in the street to ask about this plant. Beautiful flowers and beans-the purple next to the deep green leaves was stunning. The flavor was good-different than a normal bean. We had 10 neighbors at one time picking and eating! I am going to try the red leaved variety this year and hope for the same reaction!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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