Sword Jackbean Canavalia gladiata

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Botanical Name:

Canavalia gladiata

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Canavalia

Species:

gladiata

Common Name:

Sword Jackbean

Height:
6-8 feet

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  • Canavalia gladiata

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Canavalia gladiata, usually called Sword Bean, is a domesticated plant species in the legume (Fabaceae) family. more...
* 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' more...
* The fruits are eaten as a vegetable in Africa and Asia. more...
Canavalia gladiata , usually called Sword Bean , is a domesticated plant species in the legume ( Fabaceae ) family. 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'
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov