Velvet Bean

$ 2.75

Sold Out

180-240 days.  Velvet Beans are a summer legume. The vines may reach 12 to 15 feet in length, and the roots grow as long as 20 to 30 feet.

Velvet bean plants (Mucuna pruriens) are tropical legumes that are native to southern China and eastern India. The plants have spread throughout much of Asia and are often cultivated around the world, especially in Australia and the southern United States.

Velvet bean plants are not frost hardy, but they have a short lifespan and even in hot climates they are almost always grown as annuals.

Excellent soil-builder. Velvet bean is often used as a quick annual fodder or silage crop.
Minute hairs on flowers and seed pods can cause intense itching, explaining another of its common names--Cow Itch Plant.

Contains 20 heirloom seeds