Velvet Bean Black Striped
It took us years to eventually get good velvet bean seeds to grow but we are really glad that we can now offer these to South African Gardeners. Velvet beans are known by a number of names such as Buffalo Bean and most notably Mucuna Pruriens. Velvet beans has a very long list of health benefits and is used very prominently in Ayurveda medicine.
Plants of Mucuna Pruriens gets really big. You require a very strong trellis and space seeds at least a meter and a half apart. Massive seed pod clusters form the most beautiful flowers. The fine hairs on the pods must be avoided at all cost. If it touch you it will cause an itch all over your body and the hairs must under no circumstances be consumed. Wait until seed pods is completely dry and all hairs fell off before harvesting.
Approximately 10 seeds
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