Bitter Bean

Parkia speciosa

Bitter bean Parkia speciosa seeds By Midori [GFDL,CC-BY-SA-3.0,CC BY-SA 2.1 jp] (Photo Credits)

Bears long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds the size and shape of plump almonds which have a rather peculiar smell, similar but stronger than that of the shiitake mushroom. When young the pods are flat because the seeds have not yet developed, and they hang like a bunch of slightly twisted ribbons, pale green, almost translucent. At this stage they may be eaten raw, fried or pickled. Young tender pods with undeveloped beans can be used whole in stir-fried dishes.
Other Names: petai, bitter bean, twisted cluster bean, stinker, stink bean

$19.75

Specifications of Bitter Bean

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

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