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Mature Madagascan beans straight from the vineBotanical Name: Phaseolus lunatus

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.

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$10.90 7 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 30-40cm

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Green Beans on vine in February Madagascar Bean For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Grown from Seed) Leaf of the Madagascar Bean

Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Perennial Vegetables (#PerennialVegetables)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June, July



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Will grow on the central coast nsw unsure if it will continue to come back for the 7 years that is it meant yet... | Myles Adams - Chittaway Bay, NSW 24-Feb-2015
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