Rice Bean,Brown (Vigna umbellata) AKA Climbing-Mountain-Bean - 200 Seeds

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Brown ,Rice Bean (Vigna umbellata) AKA  Climbing-Mountain-Bean - Heirloom Bean !
 
Very small brown bean, with a mild flavor. Great garnish for salads.
 
Climbing-Mountain-Bean,  Feijao-Arroz,  Frijol De Arroz,  Frijol Mambe,  Frijol Rojo,  Haricot Riz,  Mambi-Bean,  Oriental Bean,  Oriental-bean,  Red Rice Bean,  Reisbohne,  Rice-Bean, 
 
The English language name is a literal translation of the Chinese language name (Chinese: 米豆; Hanyu Pinyin: mǐdòu)
 
Slender twining vine; drought-tolerant; needs well-drained soils; often intercropped with rice. There are both climbing and bush types of rice bean. It can be grown as an annual or perennial. The bush variety can be 30-75 cm tall. Trifoliate leaves grow thick on the stems providing a dense ground cover. Yellow flowers are followed by round pods in heavy producing groups of 5-12 about 10 cm long. The plants require short days to flower. Seeds are ready for harvest 90-120 days after planting depending on the time of year.
 
Sow seeds in full sun.  Provide a support as plants grow.  Plant about 18- to 24-inches apart.  Keep soil evenly moist.  Young pods and leaves can be eaten fresh or allowed to mature and dry on the vine before picking.
 
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow bean pods to dry on plant; then break them open to collect the large bean seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions

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