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Vigna sesquipedalis

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: sesquipedalis (ses-kwee-ped-AY-liss) (Info)

Synonym:Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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Seed Type:
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Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive george123nkeze On Nov 12, 2010, george123nkeze from Tucson, AZ wrote:

I've been growing this plant in tucson Arizona for two years. they gorw best from late winter to early summer and then late summer through November. they are best eaten when they are 10 to 14 inches long.

Positive Beta_Vulgaris On Mar 7, 2009, Beta_Vulgaris from Eaton Rapids, MI wrote:

This is a very interesting plant that grows extremely well in clay soil as long as it gets plenty of sun. The flowers are very ornamental and the beans taste great stir-fried in a garlic sauce. I grew them like regular beans and they got about 7 feet tall, without any fertilizer.

P.S. I would like to point out that there are a few varieties of yard-long bean, including a few sub-species.

Positive mcscience On May 16, 2003, mcscience from Stony Brook, NY wrote:

This is a fun and easy plant! Tastes good, too. I like to mix them with normal beans.


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

Woodland, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona
Menifee, California
Monticello, Georgia
La Porte, Indiana
Heflin, Louisiana
Ijamsville, Maryland
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Saint Louis, Missouri
Saint Ignatius, Montana
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Wading River, New York
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Williamsburg, Ohio
Mustang, Oklahoma
Beaumont, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Alexandria, Virginia
Stafford, Virginia
Bremerton, Washington
Falling Waters, West Virginia

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