Adzuki - Hokkaido (Certified Organic)
(Vigna angularis): 110-120 days. Marginal to mature in the north part of the Pacific Northwest. A small, oval-shaped bean with deep red color and a light, nutty, semi-sweet flavor. Grown in the Far East for centuries, adzuki beans were introduced to Japan around 1000 AD. A key ingredient in a wide array of Japanese dishes and desserts, also used as a medicinal tea and externally as a beauty aid. Adzuki beans contain lower fats and oil than other beans and provide health benefits for the kidneys, bladder, and reproductive system. Hokkaido Adzuki are considered uniquely medicinal, and have become highly regarded as the “Mercedes” of all adzuki beans. Plants are erect bushes about 18” tall and wide, with yellow flowers followed by clusters of long, green pods.