Vigna sesquipedalis
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Vigna sesquipedalis

aparagus bean

  family fabaceae 
  genus vigna 

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Genus  Vigna Species  sesquipedalis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  aparagus bean Family  FABACEAE Specimen number  S11981 Data source  UnVeg p21
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Biennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  7' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 07 Acceptable soil pH  Slightly acidic USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun to partial shade is needed for Vigna sesquipedalis to do its best. It usually does best in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The beans are shaped like classic long beans. It has a hint of asparagus-like flavor. Vigna sesquipedalis is most frequently used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Climbing Crop spacing  8" Row spacing  8" Cold frame  4 to 6 weeks Planting period  Apr 01 - Aug 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very tender Heat requirement  Hot Fertilizer  Nitrogen Time to harvest  throughout summer
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Beans Description of edible parts shaped like classic long beans Flavor / texture  has a hint of asparagus-like flavor
Horticulture notes  The optimal planting season is from April to August. Typical crop spacing is 8". Separate each row by approximately 8". Harden in a cold frame for 4 to 6 weeks prior to setting out. It requires hot days for good production. It is very tender and will die on the first cold night. Nitrogen is required for optimal growth. The best harvesting period is throughout summer. Propagation of Vigna sesquipedalis can be achieved by seed.
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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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