80-90 days maturity. Canavalia gladiata 'Shironata'. Shironata Mame Sword Bean. Non-GMO, Heirloom. Warm-season annual. This tropical Japanese cultivated bean is predominantly harvested when the pods are young and tender. Popular in many parts of India, the dense, glossy green pods are flat, have a ridged edge, and taste like snap beans but are similar to snow peas in texture. Large vines grow quickly and should be trellised. Sword Beans are appropriate for a variety of growing situations and culinary applications. They also have beautiful blooms that pollinators love. Approx. 20 seeds/oz.