Well, just like the Jerusalem Artichoke is neither from Jerusalem nor an Artichoke.
The New Guinea Bean is really an edible gourd that is not a New Guinea native.
This is a climber that needs some heavy duty support.
The fruit grows to well over a metre in length but, if you intend to eat it, then 30 – 40 cms is all you want it grow to.
Sliced and steamed, peeled or not, added to pasta for a slow cook it is really quite delicious.’
Due to the size of the seeds, postage for International (Outside Australia) orders is not recommended.