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
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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:
Pests and diseases:
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:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
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