Vegetables and Fruit forum: Anybody got a source for Winged Beans?

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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 3, 2015 8:32 PM CST
Looking for some seeds of this tropical bean relative. Like a fool, I forgot to save some seeds from the last time I grew it, at our former house. They are delicious, pretty and very successful in Florida which, trust me, says a lot!

Winged Bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 4, 2015 6:21 AM CST
Hi Elaine -- Baker Creek and Kitazawa Seeds both have them. Smiling
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 4, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Wonderful, thanks Sandy.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 4, 2015 6:54 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Nov 19, 2015 1:10 PM CST
@dyzzypyxxy
Hi Elaine, have you planted your winged bean seeds yet? It's the growing season for them now in my location.
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 19, 2015 1:53 PM CST
Hey Kadie, I think I have to wait until the weather is warming a bit to plant them. I should have put them in as soon as I got them, but I didn't. Now, we have what passes for "winter" here in Florida but it does get cool enough for beans to not thrive. So, late February I'll be planting them.
Elaine

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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Nov 19, 2015 2:00 PM CST
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Jan 7, 2018 8:49 PM CST
I just saw these at Pinetree Garden site- anybody tried them?
https://www.superseeds.com/col...
Here's some info from Floridata
https://floridata.com/Plants/F...
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 7, 2018 9:00 PM CST
Yes, I have them growing in our school garden at the moment. They just started blooming, and then we had a nasty cold snap, so it remains to be seen if we get any harvest or if the plants will just give up. The blooms are really pretty.

I got seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
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Elaine

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Jan 8, 2018 7:17 AM CST
That is pretty! and sounds like a great plant for a school garden.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 8, 2018 9:15 AM CST
This sounds like an interesting plant.
The data base here on the NGA does not have much about it.
So--please ? could one of you who grow it-try to round out the data base entry ?
Thank you in advance !

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