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Growth Type Annual
Hardiness Zones 1-10
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

Also known as Asiatic Pole Bean and Yard Long Bean, Aspargus Bean is South American native described by Linnaeus in 1763. Jefferson grew them at Monticello and noted "When green they are dressed as Asparagus, or as snaps, or boiled in soup." His pods grew to 3 feet long and his crops were so successful he sent surplus to friends. Pale green with rosy tips, these beans are often described as tasting like Asparagus, hence the name.

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Typical Blooming Dates: July
Color(s): Purple
Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10
Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden

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