Winged Bean Vegetable Seeds | Seedmart
Winged Bean Seeds
$9.99$29.99$7.99$23.99 Select options

Winged Bean Seeds


  • Edible leaves, flowers, roots and beans.
  • Tropical climate vine.
  • Excellent disease resistance.
Guaranteed Safe Checkout

Winged Bean Seeds

Common name: Winged Bean
Scientific name: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
Family: Fabaceae

Winged bean is a perennial vigorous, tropical climber growing to 3 – 4 m with mauve-blue flowers and four-angled pods with wavy margins. The pods, leaves, flowers and tubers are all edible. It is high in protein: the seeds contain 34% protein and 17% oil; the root contains 20% protein. The young leaves (top three sets of leaflets on a shoot) are cooked and eaten. The flowers taste like sweetish mushrooms. It is among the world’s most effective nitrogen-fixers.

In a 100-gram portion of cooked winged beans, there is a protein content of 10.6.

  • Also known as four angled bean, goa bean, asparagus pea and Manila bean.
  • Edible leaves taste like spinach.
  • Crunchy beans with an asparagus like flavour.
  • Beans can be eaten raw in salads. Lightly blanch beans or add to a stir fry.
  • Hardy, vigorous, climbing vine growing up to 300 cm.
  • Beans grow up to 30 cm length. Tender flavour when harvested at approx. 15 cm.
  • Use as a cover crop to fix nitrogen levels.
  • Best grown in tropical, humid climates. Commonly grown in South East Asia.
  • Unlikely to grow well in cooler climates.
  • Grows in a wide range of soils. Requires moisture to thrive. Tolerates acidity.

Sowing Period for Winged Bean


Additional information

Weight N/A

, , , , , , , , ,

Product Specifications

  • Open-pollinated. Non-hybrid.
  • No chemical treatment.
  • Non GMO.
  • Botanical name: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus.
  • Seeds per gram: Approx. 55.

Growing Instructions

Row Spacing

100 cm apart

Plant Spacing

50 cm

Sowing Depth

1 cm

Germination Soil Temperature

27 - 35°C

Germination Days

14 - 21 days

Days to Maturity

160 days

Planting Season

Spring and Summer (outside of frost)


Full sun. Tolerates a range of soils. Keep soil moist and well watered

Life Cycle

Hardy Annual