Growing Asparagus Pea, also Winged bean

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25 Apr 22 Susan Peterson (USA - Zone 5b climate)
Your site, and Geri Harrington's book, describe Asparagus pea/winged bean as low growing. But the catalogs and seed packages I have seen speak of it as growing up poles or a trellis. Also Geri Harrington's book ( Grow your own Chinese Vegetables) says it is not so tender as other beans and can be planted somewhat early, before last frost, whereas other sources say to wait until after last frost. I have seed packets for several kinds, red flowered and blue/purple flowered. Can you resolve these issues for me?
26 Apr 22 Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You could experiment with a few of the seeds of each variety and note which are successful.
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