Madagascar Bean

Phaseolus lunatus

Mature Madagascan beans straight from the vine

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An ancient vegetable grown in Peru for over 8000 years.  madagascar bean is a vigorous climbing lima bean.  it is excellent at coping with wet humid condition.  There is usually little pod production in the 1st year but it is very prolific after that.  The seeds are an attractive white with burgendy speckles. The shelled beans can be used fresh or dried in soups and stews.  If harvested young, while the seeds are still white, it is a good tropical substitute fro broad beans.


Specifications of Madagascar Bean

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May, June, July


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Myles Adams
6y ago

Chittaway Bay, NSW, Australia

Madagascar Bean

Will grow on the central coast nsw unsure if it will continue to come back for the 7 years that is it meant yet...

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