(Vigna unguiculata) A staple crop of East Asia, where they have been grown for centuries. After frost, when soil has warmed, sow 1-2 inches deep, 4-6 inches apart in rows where plants are to grow. Vigorous climbers need full sun and a trellis or other support. Takes heat and humidity better than common beans; recommended for the Deep South. Keep the pods picked to maintain production. Drought tolerant, but more productive with adequate moisture. The pods are stringless and tender, and taste best sauteed (not boiled). I would not go one season without them.
Here is an early variety of long bean imported from China. 20” pods are...
Lovely, lavender-pink-shaded pods measure 12”-18” long
and are crisp and...
80 days. This is the most stunning and unique bean I have
grown yet. Fantastic,...
75 days. Very long pods grow to 24”! Very tender and tasty;
This is the true “Yard Long” bean, with light green pods 38”
Pretty lime-green pods are tender and delicious. This variety
Very long, green pods can reach 30” or more! A greattasting
Vigorous, high-yielding Thai variety. The lovely, deep purple
A great bush variety of long bean from Thailand, it is easier
Smooth, light-green, 25” long pods from Thailand. These