Growing Asparagus Pea, also Winged bean

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(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

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.
29 Oct 18, PhilM (Australia - temperate climate)
No they are quite different. The ones with the dual crimson flowers grow like ground cover, pods only get to 3-5 cm and are far more suited to a temperate climate. The white flowered Asian type are more like climbers, pods get far bigger up to 15 cm, need a hot tropical climate to thrive in and all parts of the plant can be eaten, pods, leaves, roots. Besides size, the pods look identical.
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I just got my Wing Beans from Amazon.com that I ordered. I live in Texas and it is almost the end of June here. When can I plant these beans or is it too late to plant them now. Would appreciate your response. Thanks.

- Ennie McCurdy

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