Azukis Beans

Azuki beans are traditionally used as paste in Japanese desserts, but they can be grown here in the U.S. and used in many other dishes as well.

by Dani Yokhna
PHOTO: Karisssa/iStock/Thinkstock

Size: 18 to 25 inches tall.

Sunlight requirements: Full sun.

Water requirements: Keep soil evenly moist.

Soil requirements: Neutral to alkaline soil; pH from 5.8 to 6.4; well-drained.

When to plant: Late May.

Where to plant: On stakes, to keep off the ground.

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When to harvest: 118 days after planting; mid-September.

Produce storage: Store in airtight jars or bags in a cool, dry place.

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