Orient Wonder Pole Yard Long Bean Seeds

This packet sows up to 10 feet or two 4-foot diameter teepees. See inside packet for instructions on how to build a bean teepee.
5 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Also called Chinese long beans or asparagus beans, 'Orient Wonder' is a delicious and beautiful, dark green, pole bean. Seeds are slow to develop, so pods stay smooth and slender. 'Orient Wonder' is much more tolerant of weather fluctuations (cool, dry to hot, humid) than traditional green beans. It's easy to grow, prolific, and almost indestructible. Beans are most tender at 12"–18" long, even though they can grow as long as 30".
$3.49 20 seeds

Botanical Name: Vigna sesquipedalis

Days to Maturity: 80 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Africa

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 6'–8' vines

Variety Information: Yard Long bean is so named because the long, slender pods can reach almost a yard in length, though they are best at 12"–18" long, before seeds start to enlarge. Long, slender, round, stringless pods hang in pairs. Commonly called a bean because it is grown and eaten like snap beans, Yard Long beans are of a different species and actually more closely related to Southern cowpea or black-eyed pea as well as mung beans. Beautiful purple flowers open in the morning beginning in midsummer.

Type: Yard Long

Attributes: Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, skip sowing as high heat approaches; temperatures consistently above 90°F will prevent beans from forming.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; bean seedlings are sensitive to root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 6–12 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 6"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: Not required

Harvesting: Yard long beans are ready to pick when the pod snaps or breaks in half cleanly. This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are several inches long (depending on the variety). Hold stem with one hand and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which will continue to produce. Harvesting early and often will stimulate flower production for more beans. At seasonÆs end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.

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Orient Wonder Pole Yard Long Bean Seeds Reviews

4 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Sep 8, 2021
I ordered 3 types of green beans and these were our favorites by far! They were slow to grow but now are steadily producing a handful of delicious beans every week. Will be growing many more of these plants next year!
Suwin from RI

Huge harvest!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 9, 2021
These did fantastic in my garden, even though we had a killer heat wave. Once they started bearing, the beans came in waves; I had a big harvest about every three weeks. Beans had a fantastic flavor and texture; will plant again. There were still beans forming when frost hit!
Carmen from WA

Fantastic Beans!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 26, 2021
I had never grown these beans before, but I found them to be very good in taste and texture. They worked out very well for us here in 5B, and they kept producing well past when all the other various varieties of bush beans that I was experimenting with had died off. This is definitely a variety of bean that I will continue to grow every year. TIP: Grow them on a 16 foot cattle panel formed into a high hoop to take advantage of vertical gardening, it works awesome and the beans just hang right down over your head for easy harvesting.
Bonnie from PA

Great Beans

5 out of 5 stars Feb 5, 2022
I bought these just for fun. They were great. Really long skinny beans as advertised. Wonderful flavor. Easy to pick and they never quit producing. I will definitely buy more this year.
Toni from IA

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