YARDLONG BEAN, (Chinese)
Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis
Germination: 94% (Packed for 2023)
Seeds per pack: ~ 30.
This an extra long bean. It produces shiny green 24-36 inch pods that are thick-skinned, tolerant to storage, tender, and delicious. The plant is tolerant of heat and most diseases and grows on a climbing vine. It will benefit from a trellis or support. Like most beans it thrives in full sun and is drought tolerant.
Other Names include: Long Bean, Asparagus Bean, Snake Bean, Chinese long bean, Chinese bean, along with numerous other local names in Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. While native to southern Asia, the Yard Long Bean thrives in tropical and sub-tropical regions throughout the world. It is also very popular in equatorial regions of Africa and South America.