Yard Long Bean Varieties
(Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis)
Yardlong beans are an annual, vining or bushy, subspecies of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) that produce elongated pods up to 1 m long. Green pods and seeds are eaten as a fresh vegetable and the plants are also used as fodder, green manure, or cover crop.
‘Green Arrow’ produces abundant slender, light green pods, up to 50 cm long, on a climbing or trailing vine.
‘Green Pod Kaohsiung’ is a heat and wet-tolerant variety, producing long, slender, round pods that are typically about 50 cm long.
'Guilin' is a variety from China with long, thin pods. This was a very productive variety in a trial at ECHO.
‘KY Bush’ is an early variety, resistant to insects and viruses. The plants are very vigorous, dwarf (approx. 50c m) and well-branched. The pods are slender, light green, 25-30cm. long, tender and stringless with red seeds.
‘Mix’ contains a mixture of several red, purple and green yard long bean varieties.
'Purple Mart' is a long, purple, disease resistant variety.
‘Purple-Podded’ is a productive variety, maturing in 80-90 days. The attractive, purple color remains after cooking. The pods are shorter than the green-podded varieties.
'Red Noodle' is a long, red podded variety. The red beans and pods lose their color when cooked.
Red pod 58 cm (23 in) long. Prolific producer.
A regional Asian variety with green purple-speckled pods. Preferred for its soft texture.
Similar to Tung Kwang Tong variety
Green pod 40 cm (16 in) long. Soft in texture.
Dark red color.