oriental vegetable, long bean, snap bean, cowpea, gardening, self sufficiency

The Amazing Long Bean

I’ve found a great hot weather vegetable for our garden. It goes by various names: yard long bean, long bean or sometimes even noodle bean. The scientific name for this crop is Vigna unguiculata. It’s a subspecies of cowpea (think black eyed pea). The difference between long beans and other types of cowpeas is that …

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