More and more new plants appear on our plots. Experienced gardeners are constantly on the lookout for something new to test their strengths and diversify their gardening life. One of these plants, which are not very common in our gardens, is beans. This is, of course, a huge oversight, because this plant has so many benefits.
Description of the variety
Ripening period: this variety is very early, only 55 days from germination to the appearance of the first harvest.
Plant size: these asparagus beans grow into a bush with a height of 45 cm to 60 cm.
Taste qualities: it is not for nothing that this variety received such a tasty name, the pods and seeds are very sweet and juicy.
Growing time: Caramel beans grow in the period from May to July, after which they are harvested for 2.5-3 months.
Variety: Caramel belongs to asparagus varieties. This suggests that such beans are eaten along with the pods.
This culture is planted with the end of return frosts. Depending on geographic and climatic conditions, this period is from mid-May to early June. The planting depth of caramel seeds is 6-7 cm. An important measure is the planting site: location on a lighted area, not exposed to strong winds, with light fertile soil. Plots after growing potatoes, cabbage, or tomatoes are suitable.
Attention! If a drop in air temperature is inevitable, and the culture has already been planted, it is necessary to provide a reliable shelter for seedlings.
Caramel asparagus beans are a defenseless plant against low temperatures.
Growing and care
Asparagus beans are a very undemanding plant. Caring for it consists in the usual activities: moderate watering, loosening, if the soil is knocked down or covered with a crust, weeding of weeds.
Separately, I would like to say about dressing. Since the asparagus bean is a fast-growing, long and fruitful plant, it is natural that it requires substantial nutrition. However, this is not difficult. After sprouting, fertilizing with nitrogen fertilizers will be very good for 10-12 days. This can be a solution of bird droppings or mullein. Phosphate-potassium fertilizer will help at the beginning of flowering.
In working with this vegetable crop, harvesting becomes the most laborious process. As soon as the very first pod is ripe, it is necessary to check the plantings for ripeness every day. Overripe asparagus coarsens and loses its taste. It is also important to decide on storage. Asparagus beans are either canned or frozen, otherwise they will simply dry out. Harvesting ripe pods stimulates the growth of a new crop wave.
Why are asparagus beans useful?
Everyone knows that vegetables provide tremendous health benefits.
Why is this culture valuable:
- Legumes, including the asparagus beans, are the plant world record holders for protein content. For vegetarians, it is a great substitute for meat and fish. Protein is a consumable material for various processes in the human body.
- The composition includes a large number of nutrients. Among them are various trace elements necessary for the body, vitamins and amino acids.
- This vegetable culture is recommended for the dietary nutrition of people with various diseases of the kidneys, bladder, liver, etc., as it has a diuretic effect.
- The use of beans not only of this variety will help to lose weight and cleanse the body.
- The substances contained in it support the functioning of the nervous system, acting soothingly.
- Asparagus beans have high cosmetic properties. The skin after it becomes smooth. The complexion is even and lighter. The contours of the face are tightened.
- This variety of asparagus beans has excellent taste and will help diversify the diet. There are a huge number of dishes with this ingredient.
Lyudmila, 44 years old, Magnitogorsk
Prior to that, for 2 years she grew grain beans, and bought legumes frozen in a supermarket. Until one day I thought: why not raise her myself. I bought seeds of several varieties, among them was the Caramel variety. There were no problems with cultivation: the seedlings were friendly, the plants grew strong, and quickly began to bear fruit. Most of all I liked the taste of the pods. In this, Caramel was noticeably different from other varieties. Very juicy, sweet, no coarse fibers. I recommend this variety for making salads.
Tatiana, 38 years old, Volgograd
I planted beans for the first time this year. Now I see a lot of recipes for cooking dishes with asparagus beans on television and on the Internet, so I was tempted. There were several varieties, but it was the Caramel beans that were remembered for their sweet and juicy pods. It's delicious to eat even just like that. No fuss, just watering and weeding
Elena, 62 years old, Sterlitamak
I have been growing beans for a long time. Every year I remove the less liked variety, replacing it with a new one. I liked the variety Caramel very much: soft and sweet. The bushes are small, easy to care for, no need to tie up. The beans bore fruit until the very frost. I will definitely plant her next year.
Maxim, 48 years old, Orenburg
I love beans very much. I grew shelling varieties on my plot, but this year, quite by accident, I got a bag of asparagus beans Caramel. I planted it only for the sake of experiment, and did not regret it at all. Delicious and juicy pods really liked my little grandchildren.