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Bean 'Asparagus'   

Phaseolus vulgaris

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Asparagus is a popular variety of Bean, which belongs to the Phaseolus genus (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Asparagus'). 'Asparagus' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Kelly green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark spring green colour.

Tender, stringless, succulent, and sweet!
75 days. Sometimes called the Yard-Long Bean, this Asparagus Bean sports amazing pods 15 to 20 inches long. And they don’t sacrifice one jot of flavor to reach that enormous length — the stringless beans are tender, sweet, and delectable. The pole-type vines reach 9 to 12 feet tall.

Asparagus Bean is really the vining form of a Black-Eyed Pea (Cowpea), and should be grown like one. Direct-sow seeds after the soil has warmed, and feed lightly with a nitrogen-based fertilizer. Harvest when the seeds are visible (bulging within the pod) but not yet hard.

Asparagus grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Asparagus normally grows with a climbing habit with a max height of 6.99 feet (that's 2.15 metres metric).

Asparagus Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Asparagus have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Asparagus

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Asparagus is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Asparagus are Zone 5 and Zone 13. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.0 and 6.8 as Asparagus is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Asparagus from seed

Look to ensure a distance 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Asparagus about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Asparagus

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Asparagus is a tender plant.

Harvesting Asparagus

Keep beans picked for continuous bearing; shell mature pods and use as dried beans.

Other Names for Bean 'Asparagus'

Yardlong, Chinese Long Bean