Pole Bean Seeds - Winged
(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) 120 days to maturity.
Winged Beans are an interesting variety, often found in Southeast Asian cuisine. They love the heat and will thrive in hot and humid conditions. As a pole bean, they’ll need some sturdy support to grow and set their vines on. Winged Beans have unique pods that are dark green and waxy in appearance, with feathery edges alluding to their name. The entire plant is edible, including their roots, which can also be eaten as you would other tubers - like a sweet potato. Have fun with this one!
Growth Habit: Pole bean, grows to 6 feet
Sun Requirements: Best in Full Sun
Soil Preference: Rich, well draining garden soil (balanced pH)
When to Plant: Beans are frost sensitive & should be planted after the last expected frost. Cooler soil temperatures can hinder germination.
How to Plant: Soak bean seeds over night to quicken germination.
- Rows: If growing in rows, hoe out a shallow furrow, 1 inch deep. Space bean seeds every 2 inches. Install trellis at the same time you plant, as they grow fast! Water thoroughly after planting.
- Tents: Install posts before planting. Plant seeds 1 inch deep at base of each post, spaced at 2 inches.
- Companion Planting: If inter-planting with corn or giant sunflowers as support plants, wait until they are at leas 6 inches tall before planting the beans. Plant seeds 1 inch deep, 2 inches apart & 6 inches away from support plant.
Cover seeds with soil & tamp down soil to improve contact with seeds. (Tamping also creates a trough that catches water, delivering it straight to the seeds!)
When to Harvest: Ready when beans are around 5-6 inches long & still smooth to the touch.
How to Harvest: Pick often to encouraged continual production.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia, Canada.
Winged Bean Seeds mature in about 120 days and are an open pollinated bean variety.