You know the rhyme about “beans, beans, the musical fruit,…” But do you know that legume levity is not limited to toots and tunes? Today we turn to our favorite upright gardening crop, asparagus beans.
We grow heirloom asparagus beans (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) also known as Chinese long beans, yardlong beans, snakes beans, and long-podded cowpeas. Ours usually grow 15-18” long, and our greatest success results from erecting an 8-10’ tall “teepee” for the uppity legume vines to climb over the course of the summer.(Source: Asparagus Beans)
Looong, lanky, and distinctively delicious, asparagus beans prepare quickly, complement any main course at all, and — when gathered in a colorful clutch — make a unique host/hostess gift for your next gathering.