Asparagus Green Podded Bean, also known as Chinese Long Bean is a vigorous climber and begins to produce its trademark string-less long pods about 60 days after planting. Produces light-green pods in pairs, smaller diameter than black-seeded type, has red or maroon seeds with darker brown streaks when mature, popular in Asia and Japan. Pods can grow 14 - 30" long, but have the best flavor when harvested at 15 - 18".
Highly productive and reliable variety that is excellent for home and market gardens. Unique and essential in Asian cooking, they are usually cut into short sections and stir fried, steamed or added to soups and stews. Can be used in place of string beans. Pods grow very quickly in warmer climates, less so in mild or cold ones. Young edible pods are very crisp, tender and delicious. Long beans are cut into shorter sections and cooked like common green beans.
We planted this with good germination, supported by bamboo tripods. Pods were nice and long and slender. Plants were trouble free but yield was low as compared to two other varieties we have grown.