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Bitter Bean - Petai

Bitter Bean - Petai

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The Bitter bean (Parkia Speciosa) or Pedai produces long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds the size and shape of almonds which have a rather peculiar smell, similar to shiitake mushroom.

When young the pods are flat because the seeds have not yet developed, and they hang like a bunch of slightly twisted ribbons, pale green, almost translucent. At this stage they may be eaten raw, fried or pickled. The young tender pods with undeveloped beans can be used whole in stir-fried dishes.

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How To Grow Bitter Bean - Petai

Climate
Tropical

Position
Full Sun

Height
5-10 m Can be pruned to 2m

Pollination
Self Pollinating

Propagated
Seedling

Time to Fruit
2-3 years

Watering
Moderate watering with good drainage

Harvest
Jan-April

Frost/Cold Tolerant
Likes temps above 5deg

Deciduous
Evergreen

Grow in a Pot
Yes

Quarantine Restrictions
WA