Yardlong 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.
This variety produces abundant, slender light green pods. 60 days to harvest. Trellis the vines for easier harvest.
Green Pod Kaohsiung
A heat and wet-tolerant variety that produces long, slender dark green pods. 55 days to harvest. Trellis the vines for easier harvest. Black seeded.
A green podded productive variety from China with long thin pods. Trellis the vines for easier harvest.
A compact early variety with resistance to viruses. Produces pale green pods that are 25-30 cm long, tender, and stringless. Reddish brown seeds. 50 days to harvest.
A mix of red, purple, and green-podded yard long bean varieties. Trellis the vines for easier harvest.
A disease resistant variety with long purple pods. Trellis the vines for easier harvest.
A productive purple podded variety. The pods are shorter than the green-podded varieties. Trellis the vines for easier harvest.
A red-podded, stringless, tender variety with pods up to 55 cm long. The pods lose their color when cooked. 80 days to harvest. Trellis the vines for easier harvest.
Chinese Red Noodle
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 Thung Kwang Tong variety
Thung Kwang Tong
Green pod 40 cm (16 in) long. Soft in texture.
Dark red color.
Long, slender dark green pods that are stringless and sweet. 40-50cm long pods. Brown seeds. 80 days.