Red Seeded Asparagus Beans are a variety of heirloom beans that I am trying in my garden this year. I got the see from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and it is classified as a Long Bean. These beans need to be trellised so I have them growing up a 5 legged tepee in one of my raised beds. Vines that stretch upward on the tepee can grow up to 10 feet tall, and they are steadily making their way toward the sky. I have never grown beans like this, and I am tickled pink to see that they are flourishing.
Lovely flowers give way to little bean fingers that I first thought were part of the vines. Two beans come out of each flower.
These beans are so neat because the beans themselves grow up to 2 feet long and are string-less and tender. They also have a unique flavor as they don’t taste like your regular green bean but instead have an asparagus/bean flavor. We have enjoyed them sauteed with garlic and a bit of tamari. Thus far, I am a big fan of this new variety growing in my garden!
Any fun and delicious veggies growing in your garden?