Growing Guide: Chipilin

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 


Growth Rate: 
Fast, Very Fast 

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

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