Dry Shelling Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Akahana Mame'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Akahana Mame
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Bloom Color:

Red

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 22, 2010, motleycat from Bristol UK
United Kingdom wrote:

I bought these in Japan, and planted some in England. They are vigourous growers and continue late into the autumn. They are intended to be dried, then soaked and cooked with sugar and soya sauce. However, we have shelled them when pink in the pod, cooked them and eaten warm or cold with olive oil and a dash of vinegar. They are delicious

Neutral

On Sep 3, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Deep red beans dappled with black and purple.