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(Canavalia gladiate)

The name Sword Bean is actually due to the seed pod's resemblance to the blade of a sword. Botanically, it is known as Canavalia gladiata and originates from tropical Asia and Africa.

This tropical Japanese cultivated bean is only harvested when the pods are young and tender. The dense, glossy green pods are flat, have a ridged edge, and taste like snap beans. Large vines grow quickly and should be trellised.

Seeds per pack: 2/5/10/20

Days to maturity: 80-95 Days

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting season: Late spring, Early summer

Sun Requirement: Full Sun

Common Names :Segapputampattai, Thammakaya, Chamma Kaya or Tammi Kaya

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