There was a time when growing Asian vegetables amounted to sowing a few Daikon radishes and cultivating some yard-long beans
, and then as novelties.
Though they do taste much Like common green beans, yard-long beans
are more tender when cooked and turn a much darker green.
The focus of this investigation is to determine and describe the presence of extrafloral nectaries on yard-long beans
(Vigna unguiculata L.
Sometimes it's fun to try oddities, such as yard-long beans
, blue potatoes, lemon cucumbers, or white eggplants.
You can freeze most types of snap beans, including yard-long beans
. The more substantial the bean, the better the finished frozen product.
(Chinese long beans) or regular green beans, cut into 2-in.
They're also called "yard-long beans
" or "asparagus beans," and they're a heavy producer of green beans that clock in at about 18 inches long.
(Chinese long beans) or regular green beans, ends trimmed Coarse sea salt (optional)
We grow lettuce, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, okra, black-eyed peas, yard-long beans
, sweet potatoes, papayas, pineapples, coffee, and occasionally cucumbers and melons.
Try classic varieties 'Blue Lake' and 'Kentucky Wonder'; red-flowered scarlet runner; or yard-long beans
(Chinese long beans), which have 2-foot-long pods.
Related to southern 'Mosaic,' 'Red Noodle,' (Vigna peas, yard-long 'Green Pod' sesquipedalis) 80 (asparagus) beans need days plenty of warm sun.
Meanwhile, trim stem ends from 1/2 pound yard-long beans
; rinse beans.
The Klimpkes grow Chinese long beans (also called yard-long beans
or asparagus beans) on the trellises in spring, snow peas in fall.
Last summer, the I-Dig-My-Garden online forum hosted by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (rareseeds.com; www.idigmygarden.com) came alive when people started discussing prolific, heat-resistant yard-long beans
(Vigna unguiculata), particularly the 'Red Noodle' variety.
These are asparagus beans, also known as Chinese long beans and yard-long beans
(Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis).