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HYACINTH BEAN "MOONSHADOW" (15 seeds) (AB106) $3.25

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HYACINTH BEAN "MOONSHADOW"

         
 
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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.
 
HYACINTH BEAN "MOONSHADOW"
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

90.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BarngoddessNM
Location:
Moriarty, NM, United States
Date:
February 3, 2019
          5.0
 
LabLab fun beautiful tough
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Color, toughness,easy

What are the cons? possible poison

Review:

I LOVE these beans! My children love eating the pods fresh. They are tough, surviving full NM sun, temps above 100F and drought, even in a container. They are stunningly beautiful plants, flowers, and pods. In my yard they grew to about 2-3 feet tall and produced 6-10 pods per plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
spencerw
Location:
pahoa, HI, United States
Date:
February 1, 2019
          5.0
 
lablab. best bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? most prolific, best dry

What are the cons? none

Review:

yes lablab! this is the best bean for a wet environment! i live in pahoa and we got 254 inches of rain in 2018! this vine is over 3 years old and lived through the eruption and still produced a nice crop, as well as a nice crop as dry beans for storage! i even cut the vine back and its resprouting!! this vine is great as a ground cover because the flower stocks go upright showing the blossoms 2-3 feet off the ground and easily accessible in the air to grab the beans once they have developed. lablab is only poisonous at its mature stage, but once cooked it becomes edible. but did you know the tuber, tender shoots, leaves, and flowers are all edible as well? great nitrogen fixer too! check out my blog for a few more details! and a write up on drying lablab for seed and dry bean! its an amazing plant. oh ya its so beautiful as well! https://tropicalselfsufficiency.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/lablab-lablab-purpureus/ https://tropicalselfsufficiency.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/bean-processing/

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Faris
Location:
KeaAu, HI, United States
Date:
December 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Eat at your own risk but GOOD
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy grower Beautiful Fragrant

What are the cons? Vine needs to be kept in check

Review:

One of 6 recommended green manure crops from Hilo Edu. Has surpassed our expectations! Defiantly poisonous if not cooked right (so are Potatoes, Cassava, Taro, and many foods we eat). Key to it's edibility is cooking pods when young (before you feel the beans develop) 20-ish min. to our liking. Mature beans should never be eaten raw! Beans cook best when picked while the beans iside are still green or shiny. If dried then the beans should be soaked overnight. Once you have the beans picked and peeled (soaked if dried), the bean must be boiled for at least 45min. then water should be drained, rinsed, re-boiled in new water for an additional 45 min. , drained, and rinsed (boiled water makes for great compost feeder. Once boiled it can be eaten as is, though I find the flavor is abit bland, but we've had AMAZING luck with turning this product into a Tempeh, and no need to dehaul the bean! This is how we read most people prefer it in India to east China! AMAZING, but work :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Eulogos
Location:
Owego, NY, United States
Date:
April 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Beautiful and Delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plant

What are the cons? Produces late here in NY

Review:

These germinated well and grew exuberantly, but looked as if they were not going to produce. But in August they made flower spikes which quickly made a lot of beans. I wish I knew at what size they are poisonous. We ate them up to 3" with no problem.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 30 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kaleeds
Location:
Dallas, TX, United States
Date:
December 19, 2015
          3.0
 
Beautiful high yields but...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, high yields

What are the cons? Pods don't dry well on vine

Review:

I grew this in 2014 on purpose and it volunteered in 2015. In 2014, I grew it with about six other bean varieties and this one by far produced the most, grew most vigorously and was the most beautiful. It had essentially no pests and even continued to produce in the heat. My biggest complaint with this one is that both years, when letting the pods dry on the vine, the quality suffered severely. They looked almost moldy with a white residue on the beans. Even after washing them, they were discolored and just generally kinda gross looking. I also experienced this with the christmas pole lima, but not with others (Kentucky wonder and dixie speckled butterpea). I'm not sure if I can even eat the beans still. I did take a few off the vine and dry them indoors and the quality was fine, so I would recommend that if you plan to dry these. Keep in mind that this vine gets huge... 15 to 20 feet long and very bushy I haven't actually eaten any, so can't say anything about the taste

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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