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HYACINTH BEAN - HUGO

Hyacinth Bean

Lablab purpureus L.

HUGO

Licensed in 2015
Bred from the material originated from botanical garden by the method of negative selection.

Description:

• Annual plants, ascending with twining stem, having large broad leaves 
• Violet colour of the plant
• Branched root with nodule bacteria 
• Violet colour of the flower 
• Pod with 1–2 brown-black seeds with white stripe
 

Utilization:
• Pulse crop with high protein content 
• Crop for food use 
• Hyacinth Bean is suitable for outdoor growing only in the warmest regions of the Czech Republic, in other cases only for greenhouse cultivation. 
• Because of high drought resistance, ability of nitrogen fixation of atmospheric nitrogen is suitable for growing on less fertile soils 
• Suitable as intercrop
 

Agronomical characteristics:
• Thermophilous crop 
• Sowing in April (because of effective use of the spring soil moisture) 
• Sowing rate 100 kg/ha 
• Vegetation period according to climatic conditions 180 days on average 
• Seed harvest according to climatic conditions in October, it can be harvested after first frost. 
• No diseases and pests observed
 


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