Burgundy bean - a new summer growing legume


Burgundy bean (Macroptilium bracteatum) is a native of South America, occurring throughout Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela where the rainfall varies from 400 to 1600 mm. It is a summer growing, drought-tolerant, non-bloating legume capable of producing up to 10 tonnes of dry matter per hectare.

This Primefact includes information on the following:

  • description of Burgundy bean
  • the cultivars
  • suitable soils
  • the seed
  • sowing
  • flowering
  • harvesting
  • use and management


Primefact 100 First Edition

Published: 01 Nov 2005