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Vigna unguiculata 'Texas Cream 40'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: unguiculata (un-gwee-kew-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Texas Cream 40

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Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sallyg On Jan 12, 2013, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

These grew well in my Maryland garden. Plants are semi-bush like, they start bearing at bush size and continue to bloom and bear, start to climb on top of one another, or up a neighboring fence, before cold weather got them. The green beans can be shelled out and eaten fresh (even in the garden, tasty) as soon as the pod fills out. Or let the pod yellow and start to dry and pick it.


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

Benton, Kentucky
Cleveland, Texas

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