Phaseolus coccineus - A pole bean that produces long flat and absolutely flavorful green beans. They can be cut and prepared by itself with masala (a melange of Indian spices), or Bihari style with potatoes. Extremely popular in the UK, this is an easy to grow vine which produces an abundance of scarlet flowers which are known to attract hummingbirds.
(Cyamopsis tetragonolobus) This crunchy bean is low in calories and popular throughout India. The plant is extremely hardy and grows easily even in drought-like conditions. We cannot ship this product to Australia. Approximately 75-85 seeds/pkt.
(Dolichos lablab) The hyacinth bean is a very decorative vine that grows rapidly, likes the summer heat and can be used as a vegetable. The complete plant is edible . The young leaves can be eaten in salad, the older leaves can be cooked. The flowers are edible raw. Priya is a flat green bean with white or pink flowers. The young beans should be harvested and used to prepare Indian dishes. This variety is day-neutral. Seeds are white(buff). Also known as Desi Papdi or Gujarati Papdi.
Dolichos Lablab - This popular bean produces light green pods 4.5-5" long, wrinkled with bulge in the center, fleshy & tender, and eaten freshly sauteed with spices and onions. This variety is day-neutral. Lakshmi is a high yielding bush variety.
This edible podded bean is especially popular in the State of Gujarat. The bean small (1-1.5 in) and half moon shaped. It is cooked with onions, garlic, ginger, chillies and spices and makes a great accompaniment with Indian breads like poori. It is also an essential for the vegetable medley dish called undhiyu. Seeds are pale brown in color. Chandni is a vining variety and is day-neutral.
A bush variety of Surti Papdi. Ideal for those with smaller spaces. Attractive white flowers. Delicious pods that can be used for dishes like Undhiyu. Beans can also be shelled and used to make Surti Papdi Lilva shaak, where the green bean seeds are shelled and cooked with spices, onions, garlic and ginger.
Raphanus caudatus. In appearance it looks a french bean but is pungent in taste like a radish. It is indeed a radish, but is not grown for its root but the tasty pods that form from attractive flowers. It grows well in cooler temperatures as well as the heat of summer. Popular in Rajasthan as well as in Gujarat where it is known as Moongres or Lila mougri. In Marathi it is known as dingiri. Best when they are harvested while still small, you can make a chutney by pounding these with some green chillies, and mixing in salt and yogurt. Radish pods are also great in salads and stir fries. Also known as rat tailed radish. SKU Number: 855
The winged bean is one of the newest Asian vegetables coming to market these days, and we are pleased to carry the seeds. Known for centuries in tropical Asia, this attractive climbing perennial is more or less your total meal: all parts of the plant are edible: the pods, the beans inside, the shoots, the flowers and even the tuber. But it is the pods that are seen in Asian markets : long, flat and covered with frilly wings along four edges. Best of all, winged beans are fairly easy to grow and make a flavorful addition to stir-fries and grills. The hard seed is difficult to germinate so it is recommended to soak for 48 hours. In our temperate climate it is best grown as an annual. It does well in humid tropics with high rainfall. It is also known as Goa Bean, and is found in Southern India, known as Sirahu Avarai in Tamil and Chathura Payar in Malayalam.
(Cajanus cajanus)The cultivation of the pigeon pea (toor dal) goes back at least 3000 years. Originating in Asia, it traveled to East Africa and by means of the slave trade to the American continent. Today, pigeon peas are widely cultivated in all tropical and semitropical regions of both the Old and the New Worlds. In India, split pigeon peas (toor dal) are one of the most popular pulses, being an important source of protein in a mostly vegetarian diet. In regions where it grows, fresh young pods are eaten as a vegetable. The split dried seeds are used as a lentil, in dishes such as sambar.
Also known as asparagus bean, and barbatti in Hindi. These plants are both heat and wet tolerant. Pods: long and slender, 50 to 70 cm long, medium green color. The vines are rampant climbers, so plant next to a bean tower or trellis. Maturity: beginning of harvest 50-60 days after sowing. Pick beans when they are the width of a pencil.
This variety has black seeds. Also known as asparagus bean, and barbatti in Hindi. A high-yielding variety with vigorous growth. Beans are dark green with a purple tip. Pod length is 55 - 60 centimeters. Plants first flower after about 35 days and can be first harvested after 45 days.
(Vicia faba) 80 days when sown in spring. Popular in European gardens, Broad Windsor is one of the tastiest of all dried beans and one of the largest. When eaten at the shelling stage, you'll discover why their mild flavor makes them perfect partners with many spices and herbs. Great for Falafel.
Fava Beans prefer cool, mild conditions and are suitable for early spring and fall planting.The sturdy bushes stand 4 feet tall, produce 4-5 inch pods, and are reliably hardy to 12°F. Buff colored seeds.
Phaseolus vulgaris -This dark green variety is an improvement of the old standard Kentucky Wonder. Commodore Improved Bush Beans is flavorful and productive. You dont need a trellis to grow this variety. Easy to grow and harvest. Record yields of crisp, fleshy pods 8 inches long. We cannot ship this product to Australia. 60 Days.
(Phaseolus vulgaris) A type of snap bean that is very similar to a green bean except for the yellow color. This bean is picked at the early or immature stage of development, when it is tender, sweet and crisp, and eaten with the pod on. We cannot ship this product to Australia. Approximately 30 seeds/pkt. SKU Number: 750
(Phaseolus vulgaris) A glossy deep purple-podded bean. A colorful addition to the garden, pods are delicious and turn dark green when cooked. Pods are round, stringless and 5 to 6 inches long at maturity. A bush bean, the plants grow well in cool conditions and has resistance to several bean viruses. 52 days to maturity. We cannot ship this product to Australia. Approximately 30 seeds/pkt SKU Number: 760
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is thought to have originated in India. They spread to the Mediterranean and into Africa, and eventually made it to the Americas during the slave trade. In the U.S. different varieties are known as black-eyed peas and crowder peas. In India they are also known as Chauli, Karamani, Vanpayar, and Lobia and is served as a side dish. Suman is early maturing, with slender pods , resistant to anthracnose and moderately resistant to rust. Ready to harvest in 70 days.
(Pisum Sativum) A long time favorite that is tolerant of heat. Bears 3" pods packed with large, delicious peas. The pods are easier to pick if you give the 2-1/2 ft. plants string or wire to climb. Plant outdoors in full sun, in early spring for an early summer harvest or mid to late summer for a fall harvest. Pick while pods are young. 60 days. Approximately 15-20 seeds/pkt
(Pisum Sativum) Snap peas are a cross between snow peas and green peas. Dwarf 24-30 inch vines need little support and produce stringless double pods at each node of the top of the plant for easy picking. Popular in Chinese stir-fry dishes. 62 days. Approximately 30 seeds/pkt
(Zea mays) The best sweet bicolor that we tasted in the fields, you will marvel over Serendipity's smooth, soft-crisp texture and ambrosial flavor. It is actually known as a triple-sweet! a breeding breakthrough that creates extra sugar and allows for an extended harvesting window. Serendipity is able to retain its tender sweetness even when under stress from overly hot temperatures. It produces fine 8 in. cobs, just under 2 inches in diameter, with 16 to 18 perfectly filled rows. The sweetest of summer treats! (F1.) 82 days SKU Number: 910