Winged bean growing vine of the genus Psophocarpus also known as Asparagus pea or Winged pea, Winged bean perennial evergreen but in cold climate grow as annual plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial, 4+ as annual

Leaves edible the shape triangle round in the edge

Flower edible color blue-purplish-white flowers with butterfly shape

Winged bean pods

Pod edible when young the taste remind asparagus, the pods 10-20 cm the edges of the four corners wavy pods look like wings, beans edible when young and also as dry beans

Root small light brown-yellow in nutty flavor in cone shape

Winged bean for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Winged bean growing and care:

Trellising

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Larva

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
More for design it for easy pick

Size of the plant?
Height 2-4 m (6-12 feet) wide 3-5 m (10-15 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 as houseplant?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year

General information about the flower:
Blue-purplish-white flowers with butterfly shape

Pollination is done by:
Butterfly, bees

Uses of Winged bean flowers:
Salad

Edible beans

Beans harvest season:
All year, in cold climate spring – summer

Beans pests or diseases:
Birds, larva

What can be done with big quantities of Winged bean beans?
Pods when young: cooked, stew. Beans when young: eaten raw. Dry beans: cooked stew

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 45 days

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year in colder 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 Winged bean leaves:
Salad when it young, after: soup, quiche

Scientific name:

Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

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