Azuki beans are traditionally used as paste in Japanese desserts, but they can be grown here in the U.S. and used in many other dishes as well.
Size: 18 to 25 inches tall.
Sunlight requirements: Full sun.
Water requirements: Keep soil evenly moist.
Soil requirements: Neutral to alkaline soil; pH from 5.8 to 6.4; well-drained.
When to plant: Late May.
Where to plant: On stakes, to keep off the ground.
When to harvest: 118 days after planting; mid-September.
Product storage: Store in airtight jars or bags in a cool, dry place.