Akasanjaku – Yard Long Bean February 19, 2012Posted by rik94566 in Akasanjaku, aquaponics, Kitazawa Seed Company, Yard Long Bean.
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This past Saturday I planted my first seeds for the growing season. I selected Akasanjaku – Yard Long Bean for aquaponics. Do not know if it will grow, but it is worth a try. I purchased my seed from Kitazwa Seed Company. Being that some night time temps are still in the mid 40″s F I am trying a new method to give my seeds a early start. I will blog about this and put up some pictures to give you an idea of what it looks like.
Here is the link if you are interested:
Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis
Yard long beans are sometimes called Asparagus beans or Chinese Long beans. This highly prized sweet variety produces long, slender, round stringless pods that grow 12-16″ long. The dry beans of this variety are a red color. This strong plant thrives on heat and is easy to grow.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 50-60 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 75 days
- Planting season: Late spring to early summer