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
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Requirements for Winged bean growing and care:
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:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
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:
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:
General information about the flower:
Blue-purplish-white flowers with butterfly shape
Pollination is done by:
Uses of Winged bean flowers:
Beans harvest season:
All year, in cold climate spring – summer
Beans pests or diseases:
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
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