Winged bean grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:

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 2-4 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 indoor as houseplant?

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

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:

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


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Pod
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Legumes
  • Perennial plant
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground fixing plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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