You can pick them at 1-2 feet when they are still young--but I warn you they grow very fast! So sometimes we end up eating them when they are a yard long! The seeds inside are small and delicious and they do not get stringy as some beans do. Definitely a fun vegetable that should be on your list to try.
Monday, July 14, 2008
More about Asparagus Beans
The Red-Seeded Asparagus bean is a Chinese heirloom more closely related to Cowpeas than green beans. I've seen it in Asian and specialty markets sold in bundles. I got mine for $2 from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in Missouri. You can visit them online at http://www.rareseeds.com/