Sword bean growing vine of the genus Canavalia also known as Canavalia gladiata, Sword bean perennial evergreen plant, can grow in tropic warm mediterranean or warm subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Flower color pink-purple in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence

Sword bean pods

Pods edible when they young the size 30-40 cm in crescent shape, beans color can be: brow-red, kaki or white

Sword bean for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Sword bean growing and care:

Frost free +5c, trellising

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
More for design it for easy pick

Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-20 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 as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Pink-purple flowers in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Edible beans

Beans harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Beans pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Sword bean beans?
Pods when young: cooked, stew. Beans dry: cooked

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

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

Scientific name:

Canavalia gladiata

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