Snake Beans, also known as yard long beans, are a very productive climber with thin, crisp tender pods that can grow up to 40cm long. Stir-fry with spices or add to curries. Snake Beans enjoy warmer, humid climates and are not frost tolerant.

Features

  • Stir-fry star
  • Sweet tasting
  • Crisp texture

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How

Sow beside a trellis or support (up to 2m) direct where they are to grow in well drained, damp soil. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix and firm down. Do not water for a couple of days after sowing. Best results are achieved when soil temperature is consistently above 20 degrees Celsius.

Care

Select a sunny, well-drained position. Enrich soil before sowing with Yates Dynamic Lifter. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Flower & Fruit Soluble Fertiliser. Protect from snails and slugs.

Hint

Pods are best picked when young and slender, at around 30cm long. Pods grow fast and should be picked at least every few days to keep the vines forming new pods.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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Position Full sun
Plant space 25cm
Sow depth 25mm
Germination 14 days
Germination (days) 14
Row space 1m
Maturity 8-10 weeks
Maturity (days) 63
Botanical name Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis
Suitable for Garden beds

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