Vigna unguiculata “Pretzel Bean” is a tropical plant of the Fabaceae familly, cultivated as a food plant. The pods of this plant are amazing forms, they are reminiscent of Alsatian pretzels !
Vigorous twining vines are a plus for gardens with limited space. As easy to grow as standard beans and not bothered by bean beetles. Successful in high temperatures, drought and poor soils. Very productive in more favorable conditions.
Pick young green pods as snap beans, harvest green peas as shelly beans or peas, and let pods dry for dry beans. Soak in water and cook like normal beans only with more nutrients.