ECHO Asia Seed Fact Sheets Lablab purpureus (field)
General description and special characteristics – Field varieties of lablab are drought-resistant summer annuals or short-lived perennials. Compared to vegetable lablab varieties, such field varieties are shorter and somewhat erect (although vines can reach lengths of 1 m (3 ft.) or more). Also, field lablab produces shorter fibrous pods that give off a characteristic strong, oily smell. The crop is grown for fodder, cover crop and/or for pulse production.
- Chiang Dao: Drought tolerant, very viny green manure cover crop; white seeds.
- Highworth: Pods are non-shattering; quick maturing, and yields well; black seeds.