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Red asparagus beans growing in Haiku Maui HI

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. 

red asparagus beans - Haiku Maui HI

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.

red asparagus bean plants - Haiku Maui HI

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.

asparagus beans compared to regular green pole beans

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
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
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Comment balloon 11 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • October 06 2016 07:33PM

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Georgie,

They are beautiful.  I have seen them at our Farmers Market, however I did not know that they were called aspargus beans.  I like that.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 2 years ago

Very  interesting. Thank you very much for sharing your photographs. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Georgie

Those are very cool - I love the color. Seems to me I saw them in the markets when we there.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 2 years ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Jeff Dowler Next time you see them you'll have to try them.  I think they keep better than the regular beans, if you need to store them.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 2 years ago

Roy Kelley Thanks  - and have a great weekend yourself.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 2 years ago

Georgie-They are so cool.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 2 years ago

Georgie I have seen them but had no idea what it was and what to make of it.... now I know what they are called but my next question is why are they called that? And how did they get to be red?:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 2 years ago

Hello Georgie

These beans are very interesting and I have never seen anything like them!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 2 years ago

Endre Barath, Jr. I suppose it's because they are so long and skinny.  As for the color, just a variety that is interesting and more colorful... like purple cabbage or red okra.  They still taste like beans though.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 2 years ago

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz I'm surprised that you have not seen these in Asia - very popular here with the Filipinos.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 2 years ago

Georgie, I must confess I have never heard of red aspargus beans! How very interesting.

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Rockwood Realty) almost 2 years ago

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