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As a comment about Sword Bean (Canavalia gladiata), Bubbles wrote:

Wanted to show that the beans are usually 12" to 15" long. Beans need to be planted as soon as possible, as they take the entire season to mature. May not be a good choice for more northern climates. Great vine for covering a trellis. Mine climbs an oak tree and an arbor.
Name: Josh Segoviano
El paso (Zone 8b)
Nov 17, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Is sword bean edible or is it just ornamental??
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Nov 17, 2017 5:14 PM CST
It 's edible in Asia and Africa as a vegetable. I no longer have this plant. Still trying to find a source.

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