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Hyacinth Bean

Lablab purpureus L.


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


• 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

• 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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