Japanese Giant White Sword Bean seeds "Shironata Mame" (Canavalia gladiata)
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Japanese variety "Shironata Mame"! This tropical Japanese cultivated bean is only harvested when the pods are young and tender. The dense, glossy green pods are flat, have a ridged edge, and taste like snap beans. Large vines grow quickly and should be trellised.
Canavalia gladiata, usually called sword bean, is a domesticated plant species in the legume (Fabaceae). The legume is a used as a vegetable in interiors of central and south central India, though not commercially farmed. In Telugu it is called chamma kaya also called Tammi kaya. In Tamil it is called valavaraik-kay or valavaran-gai which means, the vegetable that looks like a sword. In Khmer, it is called sânndaèk triës (សណ្តែកទ្រៀស). The fruits are eaten as a vegetable in Africa and Asia.
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