The Red-Seeded Asparagus Yard-Long Pole Bean says it all—very long asparagus-green and -flavored pods with red beans inside, except it grows to only half its claim. Also called Snake Bean or Chinese Long Bean, but why use half the words, too? Thank goodness it’s stringless, or you’d spend all day stringing pods in the heat that it loves. Vigorous vines can grow to 12'. For best umami flavor, harvest when 8"-12" long and the width of a pencil.
- Easy to grow
- Stringless variety
- Heat loving
- Umami flavor
SEED PLANTING TIPS
- Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris
- Depth to plant seeds: 1" deep
- Spacing between plants: 5" apart
- Spacing between rows: 18"-24" apart
- Days to germinate (sprout): 8-14 days
- Germination soil temps: 70F-90F
- Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
- Sun needs: Full sun
- Frost hardy: No
- Planting season: Spring, summer
- # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 4 plants per sq. ft.
- Days to maturity: 75-85 days
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Good companion plants: Cucumber, Pea, Rosemary, Thyme, Tomato
ADDITIONAL PLANT INFORMATION
Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. They grow best if the soil is well-drained and the summer is consistently warm. Seeds will rot in the ground in cold, damp weather. Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of both, and they'll grow fast.
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