Adzuki requires 120 days from sowing to harvest. In some climates that is not possible outdoors, so it is recommended that seeds be planted inside. Adzuki beans can fix nitrogen but they require inoculation with rhizobacteria.
The plants don’t tolerate transplanting well, so start seed in compostable containers (such as coir or peat) that will plant directly into the ground. Plant seeds an inch (2.5) deep and 4 inches (10 cm) apart. Thin the beans to 18 inches (45.5 cm.) apart when plants are 2 inches (5 cm.) tall.
You can harvest the pods when they are green or wait until they turn tan and dry. Then hull the beans to harvest the seeds. The most important part of adzuki bean care and harvest is to provide well drained soil. These plants need consistent moisture but cannot abide boggy soils.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you grow adzuki?
Optimum temperature of growing adzuki beans falls in range of 60 – 90 F (15 – 32 C), similar to soybeans. Sow adzuki seeds in your garden to a depth of 1 1/2 inch. Space the seeds 4 inches apart, and make the rows 18 – 36 inches apart to each other.
Do adzuki beans need staking?
Adzuki Bean grows as an annual vine that requires trellising to support its growth and make the pods easier to harvest. Adzuki Beans should be grown in a location that receives full sun for best production.
Are adzuki beans easy to grow?
The beans are fairly easy to grow but require a long season, so start them indoors in short season climates. Growing adzuki beans in the home landscape will help you harvest the health benefits of these small beans and add some interest to the family dinner table through their diversity
How long do adzuki beans take to sprout?
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