Calypso bean

Phaseolus vulgaris 'calypso'

  • Calypso bean
  • Calypso bean
  • Calypso bean
  • Calypso bean
  • Calypso bean
  • Calypso bean
  • Flower name
    Calypso bean
  • Scientific name
    Phaseolus vulgaris 'calypso'
  • AliasAzuki Bean, Panda豆, パンダ・ビーン, Calypso Beans, カリプソビーン
  • Place of originHokkaido
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonSeptember

What is Calypso bean

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.


  • Order
    Fabales
  • Family
    Fabaceae
  • Genus
    Phaseolus
  • Species
    P. vulgaris 'Calypso'
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Butterfly shape
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeAnnuals Vegetables
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height45.0 ~ 90.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.2 cm

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