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Azuki

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.

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