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PlantFiles: Yardlong or Asparagus Bean
Vigna unguiculata 'Taiwan Black'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: unguiculata (un-gwee-kew-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Taiwan Black

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days
71 to 80 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the true "Yard Long" bean, with light-green pods 38" long, with black beans. The long vines set heavy yields of these delicious pods that will amaze your friends! LOng beans should be lightly fried; not boiled. They have superior flavor to common beans. This variety was collected from a Taiwanese immigrant in the 1970's.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jamestown, Ohio



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