Bean, Madiera Maroon (Phaseolus vulgaris), packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Legume (Fabaceae)
Annual, 90 days to dry beans
Heirloom pole bean native to the Chilean Andes. Extra pretty “cranberry” type, maroon shot through with constellations of pink. Fresh (fat) beans can be removed from pod and simmered until tender. Very easy and tasty. Dry beans may be soaked overnight and slow cooked the next day, making a creamy-textured dish, chestnut flavored, extra special. The plant itself is a vigorous climber that quickly produces a moderate to heavy supply of large, crescent shaped pods, many-seeded. A few beans planted in rich soil under a good trellis, a long pole or other suitable support in full sun will produce a surprisingly large amount of beanage! We harvested 12 lbs of dry beans from a 20 foot row.
20 Seeds per Packet, Certified Organically Grown