Snake Bean- Black Seeded

Vigna unguiculata var. sesquipedalis Open Pollinated

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  • Climbing
  • Stringless
  • Yard long bean

Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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'Snake Bean- Black Seeded' seeds

Vigna unguiculata var. sesquipedalis

  • Climbing
  • Stringless
  • Yard long bean

Climbing. Popular Asian vegetable. Long green pods with black seeds to 50cm long. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Good steamed, stir-fried, in curries and in salads. Also known as "Yard long bean". Best suited to warm climates.

Seeds per gram: 8
Product code: X-023

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 15mm
Season Spring(or after frost) and early summer
Germination 10-21 days @ 20-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing 50cm
Plant Spacing 10cm
Position Part or full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 70-90 days

*Notes: Plants need a medium to climb over; trellis, A-frame or fence are all popular solutions. Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Keep well watered. Best picked when young and tender; around 30cm. Best suited to warm climates.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Great germination rate and very healthy plants

All the seeds germinated despite hot and occasionaly dry location. All plants are doing great and are about to fruit a few weeks after germination.
Lu P 19 November 2019

Absolutely awesome

I've had great success growing this one in Brisbane. Grows like a weed, easy to collect seed and grow again, taste is excellent if you pick the beans before they get too big. Also I've had success in drying out beans and extracting the seeds inside. As I mentioned it's very easy to save the seed and grow more vines, but I've also had success in sprouting the seeds and eating the sprouts on sandwiches.
Dirk v 4 April 2019