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Canavalia ensiformis - Jack Bean

Workmate Vinay has given me some of these summer grown Indian veg. Vinay has only been able to give me the name Telugu to go on and thinks they are a relative of snow peas, though they look very bean like. I haven't had time to research yet. Seeds coming :)
Canavalia ensiformis (per Jerry C-W) aka Jack Bean.

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Comment by Lissa on April 10, 2016 at 18:48

And it doesn't taste bad, just not good steamed on it's own. Better in a cooked dish.

Comment by Lissa on April 10, 2016 at 18:41

Not fibrous, not at all. Just....with substance. Keeps it's texture and colour when cooked. 

Vinay uses his in Indian cooking Dianne.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 10, 2016 at 14:46

It is very pretty even if it doesn't taste that good. Keep us posted when you use it in a casserole. How does your friend use theirs?

Comment by Phil on April 10, 2016 at 11:56

I suspected this may be the case as they looked fibrous in the above photo when mature. Lissa did you try the young immature pods? In any case they certainly look easy to grow.

Comment by Lissa on April 10, 2016 at 6:13

My plants are starting to produce pods. Tried steaming some last night - not good. A better veg for chopping into a stir fry or casserole I'm thinking.

Comment by Vinay Nellipudi on February 12, 2016 at 5:37
All good Lissa , take care
Comment by Lissa on February 12, 2016 at 5:31

I didn't go to work yesterday Vinay, not feeling too well. I'll bring them home tonight and use them over the weekend.

Comment by Vinay Nellipudi on February 11, 2016 at 19:15

Hi Lissa,

Did you used the drum stick leaves which i gave you yesterday? 

Comment by Lissa on February 11, 2016 at 18:10

They are certainly keen Vinay lol. Have high hopes for these beans.

Comment by Vinay Nellipudi on February 11, 2016 at 16:51

Hi lissa,

They looks amazing, hope you will get nice crop from them.

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