Crop Production :: Pulses ::Sword Bean
SWORD BEAN ( Canavalia gladiata L.)
Sword bean SBS 1 is an introduction and is one of the vegetables with photo-insensitivity. It matures in 110 - 120 days. It can be grown throughout the year and gives good response to irrigation. Tender pods are ready for harvest from 75 days after sowing. As a pure crop it gives an average grain yield of 1356 kg/ha and green pod yield of 7500 kg/ha. This can also be grown as border crop, intercrop and a shade crop.
June - July (Rainfed), September - October (Rabi), February - March (Summer).
DESCRIPTION OF VARIETY - SBS 1
MANAGEMENT OF FIELD OPERATIONS
Seed rate (kg/ha) : 110-120 (Pure crop)
Fertilizers (kg/ha) : 25 N 50 P2O5
Spacing : 45 x 30 cm (irrigated), 30x20 cm rainfed