(Vigna umbellata) Asian heirloom also known as 'Climbing Mountain Bean' or 'Mambi Bean'. Climbing vine to 1m high with yellow flowers & small, edible beans harvested when young for use in Asian cooking. Dried bean and foliage also used as a fodder crop. Left to dry, the mature seeds may also be eaten with rice or used as a rice substitute in stews & casseroles. Very hardy plant and tolerant of dry, infertile soils. Frost sensitive. The roots of the plant reach up to 150cm so is useful in breaking up hard soils. 40-60 days. 80 seeds
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