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Niger Seed Guizotia abyssinica
Vegetable Soybean Glycine max
Vegetable Soybean, Soya, EdamameVegetable Soybean cultivation probably originated in northeastern China, a region where wild soybeans exist. These high protein beans are best known as pulses and oilseeds.
Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus
Lima Bean, Butter Bean, Sieva Bean, Haba Bean, Madagascar beanPhaseolus lunatus is a vining (indeterminate) or bush-type (pseudo-determinate) legume from Central and South America. Vining types are vigorous, perennial, and reach 2-6 m in length. Bush-type cultivars are annuals and reach heights of 0.25-1 m. Leaves are trifoliate, present alternately on the...
Nuñas Phaseolus vulgaris
Popping Beans, NuñasFrom findings discovered in a cave in Peru, experts say that nuñas may have been available 11,000 years ago. This discovery indicates Nuñas were around well before the Incas, and perhaps before the common bean ('frijol', Spanish). Because of their age, Nuñas have been called "a kind of witness of...
Common Bean Phaseolus vulgaris
Common bean, garden bean, green bean, pole beanPhaseolus vulgaris is a vining (indeterminate) or bush-type (pseudo-determinate) herbaceous annual. Vining types are perennial and reach 2-5 m in length. Bush-types are annuals and reach heights of 20-60 cm. Pubescent leaves are trifoliate, present alternately on the stem, and range from green to...
Chickpea Cicer arietinum
Chickpea, Garbanzo, Gram, Bengal Gram, Cece, Homos, ChanaChickpea is a very drought-tolerant, nitrogen-fixing, cool season crop that tolerates heat during fruiting and ripening. It is grown as a cool season annual in a broad belt through the Mediterranean region to the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Europe, Central, and South America. The...
Indian Trumpet Flower Oroxylum indicum
Indian Trumpet FlowerIndian trumpet tree grows well in warm tropical and subtropical regions with moderate rainfall. Has a tall erect trunk with large podded fruits that hang down from bare branches. The Thai and Laotian names of these vegetable pods are “Tree Tongue” or “Sky Tongue,” describing the shape of these...
True Red Cranberry Bean Phaseolus vulgaris
Shell Bean, Shellouts, Borlotti, French Horticultural BeanThe True RedCranberry Bean is deep red in color like a cranberry but the pod is ivory with red flecks. It is a pole bean that blossoms and sets pods over the course of a growing season. Beans from this species serve as a major protein source for humans. Cranberry Bean was first grown in South...
Hopi Red Lima Phaseolus lunatus
Hopi Red LimaThe Hopi Red Lima is believed to have originated in Mexico and south-western areas of the United States and was stewarded by the Hopi Native Americans. The vines produce small pods that contain red lima bean seeds.
Winged Bean Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
Winged Bean, Asparagus Pea, Goa Bean, Four Angled Bean, Manila Bean, Kok Tau, Haricot DragonWinged bean is a climbing, nitrogen-fixing,short-lived perennial vineusually grown as an annual. The pods, beans, leaves, tubers, and flowers of this plant are all edible. It thrives in hot, humid areas where other beans are more likely to succumb to plant diseases.