Cluster bean or Gwar phali scientific name is Cyamous tetragoclobe is a annual legume grow for its edible pods. This can be grow both summer and rainy/Manson season. This thrive well in warm climatic condition. Cluster beans grow in all type of soil but thrives well in well drained sandy loam soil. Cluster bean crop is hardy and drought resistant crop.
CLUSTER BEAN/ GAWAR PHALI
Scientific name: Cyamopsis tetragonoloba
Common Names: Gaur- Hindi, Kothavarangai- Tamil, Goru chikkudu- Telugu, Gorikayi -Kannada
Soil and climatic requirement: Soil: well drained sandy loam soil soil Ph range from 7.0-8.0 Climate: Grow well in warm condition, crop can be cultivated in both summer and rainy season.
Crop Duration: 90 days
Planting season: June-July and Feb -March.
Planting type: Direct sowing
Spacing: 60x30 Cm
Depth of sowing: 2-3 cm
Germination period: 1-2 weeks.
Hours of sunlight required:8 hrs.
Irrigation: Irrigation immediately after sowing seed subsequent irrigation @ 7-10 days intervals.
Companion crops: Strawberry, corn , celery and cucumber.
Seed treatment: Treat seed with Rhizobium.