Growing Guide: Velvet Bean

Plant Type: 
Annual Fruiting Vine, Legume

Harvest Season: 
Summer, Fall

Mature Size: 
Vines may reach 12-15 ft in length

Soil & Moisture: 
Velvet Bean grows great in light and sandy well-draining soil.  It thrives in tropical climates with heavy rainfall, as well as dry climates. Velvet Bean is not picky! 

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate: 
Fast, Very Fast

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 4-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Velvet Bean is grown as an annual, even in hot climates, due to it's short lifespan.  Plant outdoors after risk of frost has passed.

These plants are propagated from seed and grown as an annual, capable to fruit and harvest within one growing season.