scientific name: Canavalia gladiata. family Fabaceae Malayalam: Vaalari payar
Used as a vegetable in south india. grown in homesteads. .
.cultivation: best time for cultivation is april june and september 0ctober. distance between plants one and a half meter. There are two varieties of sword bean a climbing variety and bushy . Yield per plant is about 5 kilograms .... .
diseases: usually not afffected by major diseases. . .
pests. control: not affected by major pests ... ...