Red Noodle Bean
Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis
Prolific long red beans make the best stir fry.
Ever try making stir fried green beans just like your favorite Chinese restaurant but they don't turn out quite right? Chances are you were using Phaseolus vulgaris, the common garden bean in a preparation meant for Noodle Beans, Vigna unguiculata. This legume has long, slender pods that reach about 18" long (Sesquipedalis means half-yard). When picked young and slender, they can be prepared into a variety of delectable stir-fried dishes. Just don't steam them! They need frying to preserve their moisture and crisp up their skin.
|Art Pack (50 seeds)||$4.99||In Stock | Packed for 2024|
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Direct sow once soil has warmed and there is no chance of frost. Provide sturdy support: noodle beans grow vigorously and climb tall (8' or more). After plants flower, watch closely: beans swell quickly and should be harvested when pencil thin. Keep harvesting to increase pod production. Very frost sensitive: best planted 100+ days before first fall frost.
|Days to Germination||3-7 days|
|Days to Maturity||80 days|
|Spacing in Row||4"|
|Spacing Between Rows||36"|
|Height at Maturity||72"|
|Width at Maturity||6"|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|
Art by Ann Marie Gillett. Ann-Marie uses painted art tape to make collage images inspired by vintage botanical posters and the 12 acres within which she lives. For this bean, she's included the beautiful orchid-like twin flowers that form ahead of each pod.