Vigna unguiculata sesquipidalis. Asparagus Bean seeds are also known as yard long beans. This attractive plant is botanically different from regular pole beans and bears the tongue-twisting Latin name Vigna unguiculata sesquipidalis. Purple-red flowers appear on long, trailing vines, followed by fast-growing pods that are meant to be harvested at 60-65cm (24-26″) in length. Even at that amazing size, the beans are just over 1cm (½”) thick, tender, and tasty. These beans feature prominently in Asian recipes, and are most productive in hot weather. Wait until after June 15th to plant the seeds. This is a super-fun crop to grow with kids.
Matures in 55 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)