Dolichos bean, Lablab purpureus L.  is grown across the country primarily as green pods and fresh beans. Fresh green pods and fresh beans are a rich source of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and are low in fat. Dolichos beans are basically short duration crops, which flower and fruit only in winter season. Well drained loamy soil with a pH range of 6.5-8.5 is suited for lab lab cultivation. Bush type can be grown throughout the year; Pandal type can be grown during July – August.