Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
South American native described by Linnaeus in 1763. Jefferson noted "When green they are dressed as Asparagus, or as snaps, or boiled in soup." His pods grew to 3 feet long and his crops were so successful he sent surplus to friends. Sow seed of Asparagus bean after the last spring frost in fertile, sunny garden soil. Plants can be supported with bean poles or grown on a fence or trellis. Twining 5 feet or more. Annual for sun. Late 1700's.
Approximately 8-10 seeds per pack.