Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens var utilis): A Cover Crop for Hot and Humid Areas

By: Justin Duncan
Published December 2021


Mucuna, also known as velvet bean, is a subtropical legume that produces prodigious amounts of foliage and is most likely native to Southern Asia. There, it is widely consumed, after thorough preparation. Learn more about mucuna’s benefits as a cover crop in hot and humid areas.

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