What are the pros? Very long pods, very short DTM
What are the cons? Pods somewhat delicate
One of the earliest & most vigorous long beans I've grow. The rampant vines climb aggressively, requiring little training. They bear very early; only one other pole variety I've grown (also black seeded) was faster. Very long, thin, light green pods are borne in incredible numbers. They have a delicate flavor, and are a little more sensitive to over-cooking than most of the red-seeded cultivars. The thin pods have a tendency to get "pithy" quickly if stressed, so it is important to keep the soil moist... a thick layer of mulch is highly recommended for best results. It is worth noting that in an experiment one year in which I observed root nodules on various legumes, Taiwan Black had the largest nodules out of 50 legumes grown. I highly recommend this variety for Northern gardeners, or if you just want bragging rights. ;-)
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