Yard Long Bean (Heirloom 90 Days )

$ 3.50


Also known as asparagus bean, the longest we got was close to 2’. 4’ vines are very heavy and need strong support. Pretty pink flowers, like a small sweet pea, produce the long very slender beans.  The Yard Long Bean taste is a mix between the flavor of a bean and asparagus.  It is best picked at about 1’ in length for tenderness.

50 seeds



Vigna unguiculata

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 75-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 70ºF.  Sow 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination. 

How much does a packet plant: 10-12 foot single row 

Harvest: Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually every 2-3 days to prolong production.

Tips: Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over-fertilize the Yard Long Bean with nitrogen, which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth.