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Mung Bean in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Vigna radiata

 

Mung Bean

The mung bean, alternatively known as the green gram, maash, or moong, is grown both as a sprouting bean, and for the pods that develop after the pea-like flowers. It is is mainly cultivated in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The pendent pods are long, cylindrical, and hairy and contain 7 to 20 small, oval or cube-shaped seeds that are variable in colour: usually green, they can also be yellow, olive, brown, purplish brown or black, mottled and/or ridged. Mung beans are cooked fresh or dry. They can be eaten whole, or made into flour, soups, porridge, snacks, bread, noodles and ice-cream. Split seeds can be made into dhal. and can be processed to make starch noodles (vermicelli, bean thread noodles, cellophane noodles) or soap. It is also used as a forage crop

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plant Features
  • Mung Bean likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Mung Bean likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Mung Bean is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Mung Bean likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Mung Bean

Latin name

Vigna radiata

type

Annual Fruiting Vine

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mung Bean likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Mung Bean is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Mung Bean likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Mung Bean likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mung Bean is 0.50meters x 1.25meters 0.50 M 1.25 M

Vigna radiata

The mung bean, alternatively known as the green gram, maash, or moong, is grown both as a sprouting bean, and for the pods that develop after the pea-like flowers. It is is mainly cultivated in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The pendent pods are long, cylindrical, and hairy and contain 7 to 20 small, oval or cube-shaped seeds that are variable in colour: usually green, they can also be yellow, olive, brown, purplish brown or black, mottled and/or ridged. Mung beans are cooked fresh or dry. They can be eaten whole, or made into flour, soups, porridge, snacks, bread, noodles and ice-cream. Split seeds can be made into dhal. and can be processed to make starch noodles (vermicelli, bean thread noodles, cellophane noodles) or soap. It is also used as a forage crop


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Mung beans grow best in a well-drained, soil enriched with organic matter, some cultivars tolerant of moderately saline and alkaline conditions. A ph of 5.5 - 6.2 is preferred, but , 4.3 - 8.3 is tolerated. Space at 12"-15" (30-38 cm). Pods can be harvested in about 2 months from sowing seeds

 
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