Plant description and unique characteristics:

Beautiful flowers attract hummingbirds. Perennial in mild climates.

Full Sun

LIGHT
REQUIREMENT

N/A

DAYS TO
GERMINATION

N/A

PLANT
SPACING

16" by 84"

PLANT SIZE
AT HARVEST

Sandy

SOIL TYPE

Stake/Pole

NEEDS
SUPPORT

Seed History and Growing Tips

Native to Central America. From Occidental Arts and Ecology Center seed stock - their plants have been in the ground for over 20 years and are still productive!

Growing Tips

Crop Traits

CROP SIZE AT HARVEST: 3/4" by 4"
CROP YIELD PER PLANT:
COLOR AT HARVEST: Green
FLAVOR: Meaty
TEXTURE: Crunchy

Additional Information

Flavor Notes:
Young pods can be eaten like green beans, the larger ones for fresh shelling beans, or saved as a dry bean. The pretty red flowers can also be used as an edible garnish.

Seed grown in:

Freestone, United States

Latitude 38.4°, Longitude -122.9°

Mediterranean Climate

The Mediterranean climate is characterized by warm dry summers and mild, wet winters. As a result, areas with this climate receive almost all of their precipitation during their winter, autumn and spring seasons, and may go anywhere from 4 to 6 months during the summer without having any significant precipitation.