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Yardlong bean, Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

Yardlong bean, Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)
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2.20 € *
Base Price 0.07 €/ seed
apx. $2.61
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4 €
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in stock
Item number
VIG02
Seed quantity:
20 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Dolichos biflorus, Liebrechtsia scabra, Phaseolus unguiculatus, V. catjang, V. sinensis, Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis
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Description

The long, delicate pods of yardlong beans are an important vegetable, particularly in China and Southeast Asia. Mostly they are harvested while still young and used as green beans. Before the garden bean was imported from Latin America, the cowpea
was widely cultivated in Europe - Vigna unguiculata, originally from Africa, had been around long before today's common bean varieties. Since it is a tropical plant, the cowpea needs heat to thrive - it is ideally cultivated in a greenhouse or in large pots in a sunny location.

If met with the warm conditions it requires, the pods of this Asian cultivar of the yardlong bean can grow up to 1m long!
20 cowpea seeds
Growing instructions

The yardlong been is a creeper and can grow up to 2m high. Preculture from mid-April. Germination temperature: 20 °C. Can be planted in the greenhouse, field or as a container plant. In warm viticulture climates, it can also be sown directly outdoors. Seeds of legumes often germinate a lot better when they are allowed to pre-soak in water for several hours.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Fabaceae
Plant height approx.:
Creeper / vine
Flower colour:
Pink, White
Flowering period :
August, July, June, September
Location:
Protection from wind, Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Annual
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April
Sowing time outdoors:
July, June, May
Sowing depth:
3 – 15 cm
Best germination temperature :
18 – 22 °C
Germination time in days:
10 – 20
Planting distance approx.:
15 x 40 cm
Maturation time (days):
70 Pcs.
Main harvest:
October, September

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
Peas
Good intercropping partners:
Beetroot, Garlic, Lettuce, Summer savory

Other names

German names:
Augenbohne, Catjanbohne, Kuhbohne, Meterbohne, Schlangenbohne, Schwarzaugenbohne, Spargelbohne
English names:
black–eyed pea, catjang, crowder pea, southern pea, yardlong bean
French names:
dolic asperge, dolique à longue cosse, dolique à longues gousses, haricot asperge, haricot vert chinois, pois kilomètre
Spanish names:
carilla, caupí, chícharo salvaje, chíchere, dólico de aceite negro, frijol Castilla, frijol de carita, fríjol cabecita negra, fríjol chino, judía de careta, judía espárrago, poroto tape

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