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This Japan variety of hyacinth bean has purple flowers also known as MURASAKIIROHANA FUJIMAME. The flat, thick, curved pods are green and most tender when picked young and cooked. This variety is widely grown in the subtropical regions of South Asia and China. Also popular as an ornamental plant. Young pods can be sliced or used whole.

Approximate seeds per pack: 10,20

Days to maturity: 90 Days

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting season: Late spring to early summer

Sun Requirement: Full Sun

Warning: Hyacinth beans naturally have cyanogenic glucoside (a plant compound that contains sugar and produces cyanide.) Hyacinth beans should never be eaten raw by humans or animals. Always cook hyacinth beans well before eating because heat alters the cyanogenic glucosides.

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