Cluster bean

Cyamopsis tetragonoloba


Cluster beans are a rich source of dietary fibre, manganese, calcium, iron and potassium. It also contains high levels of galactomannan gum making it useful as a food thickening agent. Cluster bean can be used as a substitute in all green bean recipes including daals, stir-frys, curries, soups etc. As a health food, consumption of cluster beans can help in managing diabetes, heart health and bone strength.

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How to sow:

– Prepare the soil in your garden bed by loosening it with a spade or tiller.
– Create furrows in the soil about 1/4 inch deep and space them about 2-3 inches apart.
– Sow the seeds in the furrows and lightly cover them with soil.
– Water the area well and keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate.
– In 7-10 days the seeds should germinate.
– Once the seedlings have emerged, you can thin them out so that they are spaced about 6-8 inches apart.
– It takes 60 – 90 days to harvest

Common Name: Cluster beans
Botanical Name: Cyamopsis tetragonoloba
Maximum growth dimensions: between 1-2m in height
Light: A sunny location that receives 5-6 hours of sunlight every day is very important for the growth of the cluster bean plant.
Temperature: 30 to 40℃.
Planting season: February – March, June – July
Edible parts: Green bean pods
Soil Type:
Cluster beans grow well in well-draining loamy and sandy soil with a pH ranging between 7 to 8.
Watering frequency: once-twice every day during the summers and once every alternate day during the monsoon or autumn.
Bloom time: 60 – 65 days after sowing
Flower Colour: blue, pink, pale and white
Toxicity: Non-toxic
Difficulty level: Easy to grow

Weight 0.005 kg
Dimensions 12.5 × 9.4 cm

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