beans

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  • Bean Jicama

    R26.00

    Pachyrhizus erosus

    Also known as the Mexican Turnip and or the Mexican Potato.

    NOTE: The only part of the Jicama bean that is edible is the root, everything else above the ground is toxic.

    The tubers are the size of a turnip and have a yellow to brown coloured skin and a creamy yellow white flesh, which is crisp and juicy and has a sweet and nutty flavour.

    Can be eaten raw or boiled.

    Approx. 10 seeds

  • Beans Black Eye (Cow Peas)

    R26.00

    Vigna unguiculata

    Black Eye Beans are a sub-species of cow peas. AKA Black-eyed Pea, Black-eyed Bean or Goat Pea.

    The pods can either be used young as green beans or left to dry on the plant for dry beans. the dry beans are used to make delicious dishes all over the world. the Dry beans are a pale colour with a black spot that resembles an eye, giving the bean its’ name.

    The plants are heat loving and drought resistant, however they are susceptible to Root-knot nematodes.

    Harvest is between 50 and 90 days, depending on how the beans are to be used.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Chinese Snake (Cow Peas)

    R24.00

    Vigna unguiculata

    A very productive cow pea that remains productive for the whole summer.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Legume Bambarra Nut

    R26.00

    Vigna subterranea

    Also called “the seeds that satisfy”, this ground nut grows in the same way as peanuts. The whole plant is lifted and beans are shelled in the same manner as peanuts. It’s very productive, resistant to high temperatures and demands very little from the soil. It will produce where other legume crops will fail. Other Names: Cokon (Original local name), Njugo Beans (South-Africa), Kwam (Northern Nigeria), Nyimo (Zimbabwe), Congo Goober, Earth Pea.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Legume Nyimo Bean

    R25.00

    Vigna subterranea

    One of the world’s most underrated foods, and naturally superior to other legumes. The Nyimo bean is very well known in Africa under a number of different names. We have a number of strains from this outstanding bean. This one is directly from Zimbabwe and is known as the Nyimo bean.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Lima Dixie

    R26.00

    Phaseolus lunatus

    Dixie Beans are practically unknown in South Africa. These are also known as Bush Lima Beans and are a different variety to our normal beans that we are used to. Lima Beans are eaten only as “green shelled” beans or as dried beans. The pods are inedible and actually taste quite disgusting… I know I tried them. For best results these beans are picked when the pods are swollen and before they “turn”. Shell them and cook for 15- 20 mins in boiling water or a steamer. Don’t eat them raw as they are indigestible. Toss on a good dollop of real butter and have a feast. You will never look at beans the same way again.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Runner Wellington Wonder

    R26.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris

    A prolific producer of large flat pods. This New Zealand heirloom is a real prize in the garden. Runners grow well over 2 m tall and bears prolifically for 3-4 months if picked regularly. The beans are great as a cut bean, are stringless and freeze well.

    Resistant to Bean Anthracnose

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Runner Witsa

    R26.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris

    Released in 1964. Witsa bean is a South African variety developed by the Horticultural Research Institute. A high yielding, oval, stringless pod. Witsa has become the South African staple. Witsa has become the runner bean that all others are compared to.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Texas Cream (Cow Peas)

    R26.00

    Vigna unguiculata

    Donated to Livingseeds by Dr Jack Lambert, these seeds originally hail from Texas where a certain farmer “Big Dog McKee” used to call them ‘twenties’ due to the fact that many of the pods would produce around twenty seeds. These are a type of cowpea and can be added to many Asian, African and Southern American dishes.

    Approx. 25 seeds