Bean: Asparagus: 'Liana' Yard Long - Seeds & Bulbs
Bean - Asparagus
'Liana' Yard Long
As good to eat as they are strange to behold. Not really a true bean, Asparagus or Yard Long is grown like a pole bean but has its won unique flavor, which may remind you of asparagus. Some describe the flavor as bean/pea. It's easy to grow - in fact the plants are almost indestructible. When young, leaves and stems can also be steamed. This plant has a subtropical origin, but this variety was developed for gardeners in North America. Beans will grow to 24" long, but are better if harvested at 12" to 18". You'll find instructions for making a bean teepee inside the packet, and the packet will plant two teepees.
Average Count: 20 Seeds
Days to Maturity: 80
When to Sow Outside: Spring, a week or two after last average frost date, and after nights are no longer cool.
When to Sow Inside: Sow directly outside
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 6 seeds per pole
Row Spacing: plant on a pole or trellis rather than in rows
Days to Emerge: 10
Thinning: Thin to 3 seeds per pole or 8" apart on a trellis