BEANS ADZUKI LARGE SEED PACKETS GROWS SNAP PEAS THEN BEANS TO SAVE! $1.30

ADZUKI BEANS ARE PERFECT FOR THOUSANDS OF RECIPES AND CAN BE EATEN WHEN GREEN LIKE SNAP PEAS OR LEFT TO DRY FOR CHILLI CON CARNE, RISOTTO AND SALADS. EASY TO GROW AND PROLIFIC!

Description
The Adzuki bean (Phaseolus angularis or Vigna angularis) is a Japanese favourite that can be grown for use as a dried bean, enjoyed fresh in its green pod, or even as a crunchy, nutritious sprout.

The plant itself looks similar to a field pea or cowpea and grows 1 to 2 feet tall, producing yellow flowers followed by clusters of cylinder-shaped pods that hold the red to orange beans. As an annual vegetable, Adzuki can be grown in any climate zone that has enough frost-free days for the plant to produce edible pods, about two weeks after flowers appear. A longer season — 90 to 120 days — is required to harvest the beans for dry use. Can be used as a great green manure crop since Adzuki, like most legumes, can fix nitrogen in the soil, making it available as fertilizer for later crops.

Grow Notes
Adzuki beans grow best in full sun in a site that has good drainage.

Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy while waiting for seeds to emerge and throughout the growing season. Adzuki can develop rot if they are waterlogged. Weed by hand seven to 10 days after planting, when the seedlings are leafed out, and a third time in two to three weeks.

This gives the beans an adequate head start, allowing them to shade out many weeds as the plant matures. Fertilize the plants with a low-nitrogen fertilizer when they are 4 to 5 inches tall and again when the plants bloom. Beans are relatively insect resistant, even those that plague other beans.

Sow
Plant adzuki bean seeds directly in the garden when your Spring or Summer soil temperature is at least 15.5C, for the most reliable germination. A soil thermometer can make a big difference in the planting of adzuki beans and other vegetables, particularly beans, which have seeds prone to rot when they stay too long in cold, wet soil.

Sow adzuki seeds 4cm deep 10 to 15cm apart. When planting multiple rows, space rows at least 45cm apart.

Germination
At 10°C Adzuki beans can take up to 20 days to germinate, while above 15.5°C, plants can emerge in 10 to 14 days. The temperature should be consistent for several days before planting.

Maturity
To eat adzuki beans fresh, as you would a snap bean, harvest the green pods when the seeds are just barely visible beneath the surface of the pods. Fresh beans should be ready to pick every four to five days. Let pods develop and dry on the vine until they rattle in the pod — from 90 to 120 days — to use them as shelling beans.

Cut down the entire plant at the end of the season and allow it to dry in a well-ventilated area for at least a week. The dried pods break open easily to reveal seven to 10 dried beans each. Store shelled beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry location until ready to use.

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