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Growing flat green beans

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Growing flat green beans





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Re: flat green beans

Hi, do Bunnings have these seeds? I’m from South Africa and we call this serm…it’s delicious

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Re: flat green beans

Hi! @uvray 

Tate simi, hiude simi, sword beans.

They are also recognized by dolichos bean, hyacinth bean, seim bean (India), Egyptian bean, bonavist bean/pea, dolico lablab, fagiolo indiano, etc.

Binomial name Lablab purpureus.  

Alternate Scientific Names – Dolichos benghalensis Jacq., Dolichos lablab L., Dolichos purpureus L., Lablab niger Medikus, Lablab purpurea (L.) Sweet, Lablab vulgaris (L.) Savi, Vigna aristata Piper.

i try to search but exactly same i didn't found it in bunnings.


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Re: flat green beans

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @uvray. It's fantastic to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about beans.


It's great to see that @gore has provided helpful information.  I've had a look through our supplier's extended range and can't find them. The closest appears to be Scarlet Runner.

Let me mention one of our experienced horticulturalists, @Noelle, to see if she's seen this variety around.


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Re: flat green beans

Thank you. It’s also called hyacinth bean, if that helps. 

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Re: flat green beans

Hi @uvray @gore and @MitchellMc 


This species orf dolichos is not on the Australian weeds lists but other dolichos are.


Seeds of lablab can be found online at Ole Lantana's Seed Store


This business is based in Toowoomba (Qld)  I have no personal knowledge of either the bean nor the company selling it - do your homework!

Re: flat green beans

Thank you. I’ll check it out and post an update. 

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