Mung Beans (Vigna radiata)

Warm Season

Mung beans are an upright branching annual legume that are related to cow peas and azuki beans, but is more competitive in nature. It has good drought tolerance and grows quickly when seeded in the late spring or through the summer. Salinity tolerance is regarded as moderate. They will not tolerate any frost.

Seeds/pound: 7,000 Seed/sq ft/pound of seed: 0.19


  • Nitrogen builder
  • Grazing potential
  • Hay potential
  • Green manure


  • Competitive
  • Tolerates low soil fertility


Plant does contain tannins and trypsin inhibitors at low levels.


Decent regrowth after grazing, assuming nights are warm.


By itself, not huge tonnes, but performs well in a mix of warm season grasses.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes