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