A drought-resistant sprawling bean,

small yellow flowers and deeply lobed leaves, 

grown especially in dry parts in South Asia for its tiny  

(3-4mm) edible beans, which range in color from light brown to dark reddish brown. 

Also called Mat Bean, Mother Bean, Matki, or Turkish gram. 

The sprawling mat-forming plants do well 

in very hot weather (to 100-120° F), protect the soil, and smother weeds. 

The only crop to do well in drought-stricken Kenya. Excellent protective ground cover that also fixes nitrogen.

Phaseolus aconitifolius/ W,H/Matures 12-14/Harvest Bean 8, Pods 8-12/Yield Bean 4-20, Green 90-200/Spacing 6"

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Moth Beans, Matki Dal

(Mat Bean, Mother Bean) Highly drought resistant, very small beans from India. The sprawling mat-forming plants do well in very hot weather (to 100-120F) and...
  • Days to maturity: 40-50
  • Seeds per packet: 800
  • Germination days: 7-14