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BEAN – WINGED-CLIMBER
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- Seeds per Pack: 5
BEAN – WINGED
Winged bean is a strong climber with mauve-blue flowers & four-angled pods with wavy margins. The pods, leaves, flowers & tubers are all edible. The seeds contain 34% protein & 17% oil; If you are growing for pods, leaves or flowers grow it on a trellis. The young leaves (top 3 sets of leaflets on a shoot) are cooked & eaten. The flowers taste like sweetish mushrooms. It is among the world’s most effective nitrogen-fixers. A daylight length of 11-13 hours during hot weather is needed to flower. Very frost sensitive. Growing to 3-4m but wait for warm weather before sowing; it will grow in a wide range of soils but requires moisture to do well; it tolerates acidity.
|Germination Time (Days)||7 – 15|
|Maturity Time (Days)||70 – 85|
|Sowing Depth (mm)||20 – 30|
|Plant Spacing (cm)||10 – 25|
|Row Spacing (cm)||60 – 100|
|pH||6 – 7.5|
|Soil Temperature (°C)||–|
|Hardy / Frost Tender||Frost Tender|
|Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings||Sow Direct|