Chinese Heirloom. Lavender, pink, and mint colors blend together on these gorgeous long pods. They have a more dense texture and intense bean flavor than green beans.Sweet and mild, resembling the combined flavor of asparagus, mushrooms, and beans. Serving suggestion: Braid or tie into knots before cooking.
Scientific Name: Vigna unguiculata
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 23C
Germination time in days: 10-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-100 days
Sunlight: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Soil requirement: light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods.
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds indoor 3-4 weeks before last frost or outdoors when all danger of frost has passed. Sow about 1 inch deep, spaced about 3 inches apart. Rows should be spaced about 24 inches apart. Thin out the plants to a 6-inch spacing as the seedlings emerge. You can do succession planting two or three times at two-week intervals, or plant a late summer or fall crop.they will need a tall support or you can grow them along a fence. Harvest when the beans are between 8 to 12 inches long and thinner than a pencil. Harvest daily to keep the plant productive.