I’m growing Hyacinth Beans for the first time after buying a pack of 7 seeds from Sutton Seeds (part of James Wong’s range). The flowers and pods look beautiful and the packet, most definitely states that they are edible, however I’m not convinced. I’ve been reading far too much information contradicting the back of Mr Wong’s packet …1. Ornamental only
3.Edible if boiled for 40minutes +
4. Edible if eaten very young
5. Some people may suffer adverse reactions to eating
… to quote but a few!
I have looked through my library of gardening books and magazines. Nothing. I even trawled through a variety of internet search engines (usually a font of knowledge) but I still can’t find any ‘solid’ information from a trustworthy source.
I really don’t want to serve up a deadly ‘bean feast’ to my family so perhaps I’ll plant these rather beautiful plants in the flower bed, as a precaution!!
Has anyone else grown these odd but beautiful beans? Have you eaten them?