When I planted my Asian Winged Beans for the first time in 2021, I thought I’d gotten it wrong, and I did at first — I planted them too late in the season – but they surprised me by popping back up the following April when the temperatures began warming up.
In this video I share with you a bit about the Asian Winged Bean and you can learn more about the crop on a variety of websites:
Learn More About Asian Winged Beans
From University of Florida
There’s even a book dedicated to the topic written several decades ago on Amazon.com
With protein content that gives soybeans a run for the money – it is a staple and relied upon food source in many countries.
Buying Asian Winged Bean Seeds
I ordered my first bean seeds from a seller on Etsy. I’ve been pleased with everything I’ve ordered from PanAsiaHeirloom https://www.etsy.com/shop/PanAsiaHeir…
If you’d rather have a traditional seed company then you can buy Asian Winged Bean Seeds at both True Leaf Market
and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Starting Asian Wing Bean Seeds
My first go-around I simply planted them directly in the ground. Next time I’ll try soaking them at least for a few hours – maybe even until they sprout before planting them.
Asian Winged Beans are known as many different names including:
Four Angled bean
Growing Asian Winged Beans
The Asian Winged Bean loves a hot humid climate, like here in our Northeast Florida garden. Considered a tropical legume it thrives in the heat and stops producing once the weather gets colder.
In my garden I planted it the hottest part of the yard where there is lots of mulch and the soil has been growing for a few years.
You’ll want to be sure that you make plenty of room for the vines to grow as they are vigorous, growing 15 feet or more. Even with pruning it back it grew back quickly to reclaim it place in the peach and plum trees.
Next season I’ll be sure to have a much longer place for the vines to sprawl, which I hope will make it easier to see the pods as they begin forming and growing. The bean taste best when you collect them before they get fibrous and tough. The smaller pods are great in salads. If you have a favorite way to make a stir fry – then you’ll love adding these beans to your menu.
Asian Winged Bean Recipes
I don’t have any of my own offical recipes to share – we are toss it in the pan and give it a try type of cooks, but I did find a few recipes that we are going to try soon. Let me know if you try them:
Asian Winged Bean Garlic Stir Fry Recipe
Thai Asian Winged Bean Salad Recipe
Tempura Winged Bean
Sesame Winged Beans
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