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Phaseolus aureus

Mung bean

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Phaseolus aureus (Mung bean). This species of annual herb is freely branching. The ovate to rhomboidal leaves are about 10cm. The flowers are yellow and are followed by short-hairy fruits with green seeds.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Other common names

Bean

Origin

The Americas, principally Mexico

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need plenty of sunlight and ample moisture. They prefer a humus-rich well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring. Fairly easy to grow.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

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