Flower NameCalypso bean
Formal NamePhaseolus vulgaris 'calypso'
AliasAzuki Bean, Panda豆, パンダ・ビーン, Calypso Beans
Calypso beans or Panda beans (scientific name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Calypso') is a native herb of Hokkaido and is a cross breed of an annual herb of family Fabaceae. It will be about 45 ~ 90 cm tall. When planting in the summer, white to light purple flowers will bloom in autumn. After the flower, a blue pod is formed, it becomes mature and becomes pale yellow. There are 4 to 6 fruits of white / black pattern in the pod. It is also called Orca Bean (Orca Bean), Shuchi Bean, Panda Bean, Ying-Yang Bean because the pattern of the fruit is similar to the orca, panda, Yin Yang fish taiji figure. We eat boiled beans, salted beans, boiled dishes, salads, soup. Fresh beans are black-and-white patterns, but when they are cooked black turns brown. It is known as an expensive and unusual bean.
Common name: Calypso beans or Panda beans, Scientific name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Calypso', also known as Calypso Beans, Calypso Beans, Orca Bean, Shaiti Beans, Ying-Yang Bean, Flower color: white to light purple, flower color: white flower season, fruit length: 1 cm, fruit color: white / black , Uses: boiled beans, salted beans, boiled dishes, salads, soups.
SpeciesP. vulgaris 'Calypso'
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf typeTernate-Compound Leaf
Height45 ~ 90 [cm]
Diameter1 ~ 1.2