How to grow Hyacinth bean

Hyacinth bean grow and care – vine of the genus Lablab and also known as Lablab bean, Hyacinth bean perennial evergreen but in cold climate grow as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.

Leaves edible the shape triangle round in the edge

Hyacinth bean flowers

Flower color purple-blue flowers with butterfly shape grow in inflorescence

Pods color green to purple the bean color is purple, bean edible raw when the pods green and tender, when the bean dry need to be eaten cooked

Root edible the rood small in cone shape color is light brown

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How to grow Hyacinth bean growing and care:

Trellising, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very aggressive, can be invasive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
More for design it for easy pick

Size of the plant?
Height 2-6 m (6-18 feet) wide 3-5 m (9-15 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
In cold climate (Spring to summer), in hot climate autumn to spring

General information about the flower
Purple-blue flowers with butterfly shape

Pollination is done by:
Butterfly, bees

Bean and pods

Seeds harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

Seeds pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Hyacinth bean seeds?
Pods when young: cooked, stew. Beans: cooked, when the bean young eaten raw

Work requirements on the seeds:
For the beans it’s to pick them before it start to fall on the floor

How long does it take to bear seeds?
Start to bear pods after 2 month

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year, in cold climate spring-summer

How to harvest the leaves?
Young leaves, after the plant establish cut the branches that go upper that you can pick easier the pods

Information about leaves:
Triangle leaves round in the edge,

Uses of Hyacinth bean leaves:
Salad when it young, after: soup, quiche

Edible Roots

Information about Hyacinth bean root:
Small light brown cone shape

When to pull up Hyacinth bean root:
Autumn / Winter

Uses of Hyacinth bean root:

Scientific name: Lablab purpureus

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