I'm showing off my red asparagus beans we've grown in Haiku Maui. They're also known as "yard long beans" but I have never been able to get one quite that long! The pods usually grow as pairs, with the occasional set of three beans pods. I like to let a few of the pods go all the way to maturity so I can have some seeds for the next crop. Otherwise, you pick them before they get too fat.
Asparagus beans can also be green, but it's kind of fun to have the red ones because they really stand out on the vines, and they look good cooked too. They keep their color after cooking, unlike some other varieties of purple beans. Cook like any other pole been or bush bean.
These beans are so easy to grow... just poke half a dozen in the ground and put 3 bamboo poles in a tripod around them and let them climb up. Soon you'll have loads of beans and they keep on producing if you keep picking them. If you like gardening and growing your own food, you'll love these easy and productive beans. They take up very little space and you can always have some on hand.
Grow your own beans in Haiku all year round... find a home for sale in Haiku Maui now.
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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
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