Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

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Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) seeds. 翼豆/四稜豆種子.

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) seeds. 翼豆/四稜豆種子.

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea seedling. (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆小苗展葉.

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea seedling. (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆小苗展葉.

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

A type of delicious Asian beans. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  This perennial climber is native in New Guinea, it requires a support to cling on, likes hot and humid.  Fast growing.  Purple flowers then winged seed pods. All parts are edible!  The tender seed pods tastes like asparagus so it has other name “Asparagus pea".   Easy to grow.  Propagate by seeds.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Not cold tolerant so often be treated as annual.

亞洲品種的豆類. 喜全日照到半日照.  它是原生於新幾內亞的多年生草本爬藤,須有攀爬用的支架,喜溼熱的生長環境.  生長速度快.  開紫色花,花謝後結四稜的豆莢. 全株各部位均可以食用!   嫩豆莢口感比美蘆筍所以又名蘆筍豆.  容易栽種.  以種子來繁殖.  由於不耐寒常被當作一年生植物來栽種.

Reference links:   參考資料的連結:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_bean

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4 thoughts on “Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

  1. I always grow these and I love them. Towards the end of the season when it is getting cooler in England and the pods do not have time to develop, I pick the gorgeous little red flowers and use them in salads. The pods do need to be picked when they are very small and tender.

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