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Chinese Python Snake Bean (5 seeds) (SM106) $3.00
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Chinese Python Snake Bean

         
 
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(Trichosanthes cucumerina) Also called Snake Gourd. Unusual and delicious gourd relative that is referred to and used as a bean in its native China. Its fruit tastes much like green beans, except even more delicious and tender. We could give up a lot of other vegetables before we would not grow this queen of garden crops, known for its divine taste and snake-like beauty. So snake-like, in fact, that the beans terrify more than a few visitors to our garden each summer! Snake bean is almost completely absent in U.S. markets. Its long, delicate fruit doesn’t ship easily. Chinese Green Python snake bean is the largest snake bean variety, growing up to 60 inches long and 1.5 inches thick! As it matures, it develops bright green color and a thin layer of wax on the skin. When harvested at 12- 30 inches long, it can be used like green beans or summer squash. Traditionally stir fried with peppers and onions, this vegetable has many culinary uses. In Africa the inside of fully mature fruit can be scraped out and used like tomato paste. This variety will need a sturdy trellis; pinching lateral branches under 30 inches will encourage climbing. Fun to grow in kids’ gardens, an absolutely unique new vegetable!
 
Chinese Python Snake Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Margaret
Location:
Clermont, FL, United States
Date:
August 10, 2019
          5.0
 
AMAZING VEGETABLE
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, fun to watch

What are the cons? None

Review:

This vegetable grows with absolute neglect! We planted and watered it at first but then went on vacation. During that time, the raised vegetable bed was overtaken by weeds; I mean, it was unrecognizable as growing anything worthwhile. So I just wrote it off mentally and decided that when the weather cooled, I'd dig up all the weeds, put down the black plastic I'd bought to smother everything and start over. Well, the other day, I noticed that there were a couple "beans". One was rather shriveled and looked dead (still does) but the other was huge! I left it because I was waiting for a friend to come over today and then we'd harvest it. Well, it had been joined by about 10 of its brothers! All growing like crazy! How fun! We cooked the first one with peppers and onions - LOVED it! - and saved the seeds to plant later. - FYI - The bean is rather hollow inside, so you stick your finger in it and pick out the seeds [they have a coating on them] which are pretty good size. Great vegetable!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nate bass
Location:
Andalusia, AL, United States
Date:
July 30, 2019
          5.0
 
Love it
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Lots of fun!!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Honestly I had a little trouble getting them started but after trying a second time a month later they shot up and now have 3 beans on them. I have them on a trellis and my son loves going out and seeing how much closer to the grouch they have gotten! You can see them getting longer daily. I honestly didn’t pay attention to when you were supposed to pick them so they are probably to big to use in a stir fry but I have many more blooms on the vines. Can’t wait to try them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
Greensburg, KY, United States
Date:
July 28, 2019
          5.0
 
Instant Winner
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Love the Beautiful Flowers

What are the cons? None

Review:

Love everything about it. When sauteed they Taste likely mild asparagus and fresh squash if allowed to get bigger than 10"... A permanent in my garden!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tony
Location:
Seale, AL, United States
Date:
July 28, 2019
          5.0
 
Snake bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to groq

What are the cons? A bit slow at the start

Review:

All seeds germinated slow growth at start but once they started they took off. A bit slow to start flowering. Not quite as productive as beans or peas but delicious. Will not grow another garden with out them. Even if I neew to put a new bed in for them alone. Now a must they are that good small or over 5' great eating.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Deer Creek Farm
Location:
Saltillo, MS, United States
Date:
July 9, 2019
          5.0
 
Chinese Python Beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy to grow.

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Theses are unreal. It’s just been amazing watching them grow. Just keep getting bigger and bigger. Our first year to grow them here on the farm. We will be growing them again next year. Will be trying them in stir fry and just frying them in the wok.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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