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Pole Sitao Farming in the Philippines: How to Grow Sitaw for Profit

Pole Sitao Farming in the Philippines: How to Grow Sitaw for Profit

Agriculture
Pole sitao farming is a highly-profitable agribusiness due to its availability all year round all over the country. Pole sitao is the most popularly produced vegetable among edible legumes because the pods, young shoots, as well as beans, are available throughout the year. It is grown in home gardens, on dikes around paddy fields, and under partially shaded areas as a companion crop or commercial crop. Pole sitao (Vigna unquiculata subsp. Sesquipedales (L.) Verdc.) is sometimes known as asparagus bean, garter bean, snake bean, Chinese long bean, Yardlong bean (English); kacang panjang (Indonesian and Malaysian); tao-fak-yao (Thai); dau-dau (Vietnamese); dau-gok (Chinese); lobia (Hindi); and sasage (Japanese). In Tagalog, it is called sitaw (Waray), hantak (Waray), batong (Cebuano) and la...