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PlantFiles: Thai Mung Bean
Vigna radiata

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: radiata (rad-ee-AY-tuh) (Info)

14 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive WUVIE On Nov 14, 2007, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Fabulous bean for use in sprouting.

Easy to grow for fresh, toxin-free bean sprouts at home!

For those who enjoy fresh, healthy eating at home, growing your own bean sprouts is so much fun! If you are a beginning sprouter, the MUNG BEAN is just what you need!

Rinse beans until water is clear Place in jar, add water
and cover with clean cloth. Allow to soak for 8-12 hours.
Drain, rinse and repeat 8-12 hour cycle 2-3 days for
small, sweet sprouts or 4-5 days for big sprouts.

Keep sprouts in the refrigerator after harvest for up
to one week.

Neutral Melissa_Ohio On Feb 19, 2006, Melissa_Ohio from Southwestern, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

From Harvest Moon Farms and Seed: " Popular heirloom small pod beans from China that are glossy green and used extensively in oriental cooking! They are also perfect for producing sprouts or steamed cooked in with rice. "


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

Sun City, California
Lecanto, Florida
Jamestown, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
South Jordan, Utah

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