Snake Bean- Black Seeded

Vigna unguiculata var. sesquipedalis

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Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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Snake Bean- Black Seeded

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.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 15mm
When: Spring(or after frost) and early summer
Row Spacing: 50cm
Position: Part or full sun, well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 10cm
Hardiness: Frost tender
Days to Maturity/flowering: 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.

(Product number: X-023)
Seeds per gram: 8 seeds


SKU X-023
Botanical name: Vigna unguiculata var. sesquipedalis
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 20 seeds
Seeds per gram: 8

Absolutely awesome

4 April 2019
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.
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