Chipilín (Crotalaria longirostrata)

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Chipilin is a beautiful perennial or annual legume native to Central America and Southern Mexico.  Chipilin is cultivated for it's edible foliage. Chipilin plants are typically grown as a annuals in the seasonal garden.

The leaves are grown, harvested, and prepared as a leafy vegetable in the local cuisines of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tobasco, El Salvador, and Guatemala.  The leaves are high in iron, calcium, beta carotene, and magnesium. They can be boiled and served green, dried and used as an herb, or added to tamale dough for color and flavor.

Common names include Chepil, Chepilin, Chipilin and Longbeak Rattlebox.

Plant Type: 
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Perennial or Annual Legume

Chipilin is mostly grown as an annual and the leaves are grown, harvested, and prepared as a leafy green veggie.

Harvest Season: 
Summer, Fall 

Chipilin's beautiful yellow flowers bloom year-round.

Mature Size: 
Up to 5 ft

Soil & Moisture:
Grows great in a variety of soil types and fertility, including light sandy soil that is well-draining. 

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun (best production), Part Shade 

Self-Fertile: 
Yes 

Growth Rate: 
Fast, Very Fast 

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 4-11 after the risk of frost; Patio/Greenhouse 4+ 

Propagation: 
These plants are propagated from seed and grown as an annual, ready to harvest throughout one growing season!

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