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Leguminosae Vigna sinensis (Torner) Savi (Cylindrica group)

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The catjang is closely related to southern pea, which see. The plant and culture are similar. The pod of catjang is smaller, 3 to 5 inches long, and the seeds also are smaller. Catjang is grown mostly for feed, but is also grown for the seeds, used as food. The seeds are harvested at the green shell stage or when ripe, as are southern peas.

Season, bloom to harvest: Green shell, 15 to 20 days. Dry beans, 30 or more days.

Production in the U.S.: No separate data - included with southern peas.

Use: Green shell canned or frozen as cooked vegetable. Dry beans as cooked vegetable.

Part consumed: Seeds only as food; whole plant for feed.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch