Growing Asparagus Pea, also Winged bean

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Asparagus Pea in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 15°C and 20°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 20 - 25 cm apart
  • Harvest in 8-11 weeks. Pick early, pick often.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best grown in separate bed

Your comments and tips

10 Nov 18, Phil M (Australia - temperate climate)
After two weeks with regular watering, it has succumbed to nature, dried up and died, so it's definitely an annual. Contrary to what it states on the seed packet, I will not be starting off new seedlings until towards the end of summer and hoping for a repeat burst of flowers in late winter and early spring. Thank you also Liz for that article... what struck me in the comments section there was this from a Canberra grower.... 'I live in Canberra, Australia, and can report that I sowed some asparagus peas last spring. They didn’t produce much that season but, amazingly to me who had thought they wouldn’t last our winter here, they are flowering profusely and bearing fruit now, the second month of spring. And temperatures this winter got down to -7C!' This is very much how my own plants responded.
12 Oct 18, Robbie (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, could I grow Psophocarpus tetragonolobus in Ashburton outdoors? if not should I grow them in the greenhouse? Thanks
15 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It is normally grown in hot humid areas so if you like try the green house.
05 Feb 18, Elizabeth (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello god morning I leave in Sydney I buy Asparagus Pea in Bunning is that ok I plant in the pots or in the ground ......thanks
07 Feb 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Growing anything in a pot requires a lot more attention re watering and fertilizing regularly. And you would only produce a small amount of produce. Give it a go if you like.
13 Dec 17, Sally (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Slow to germinate on Atherton Tablelands (far north Queensland, elevation 900m, so cooler than coast). Seeds available Bunnings.
08 Sep 17, Anslem Byrde (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Sydney can I grow winged beans here and if so where can I get seeds or plants
10 Sep 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Type it in to google - buy winged beans seeds.
20 May 17, Sharon Marie Fernandez (Australia - temperate climate)
My Asian variety winged bean bears white flowers, and it is the first time in 3 years that it has borne fruit. Are asparagus pea and Asian winged bean the same?
22 May 17, Ken (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes they are both the same.
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