General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Other: Leaves are compound; each has three leaflets. Mung bean leaves are hairy, unlike the closely related Vigna mungo (urad dal).
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Long pod that contains the edible seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: If planted in the spring, it will fruit anywhere from late spring to early fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: The plant will flower anywhere from late spring to summer if planted in the spring.
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 1-5
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Mung Bean
  • Thai Mung Bean
  • Mung Dal

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Plant Events from our members
ERROR1755 On June 5, 2020 Seeds sown
Two seeds, each in a gallon jug via the Kratky method
Gardener2493 On July 5, 2021 Seeds sown
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