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Ark of Taste

White Marrowfat Bean

Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Regular price $4.00
Gorgeously plump white egg-shaped Ark of Taste dry White Marrowfat beans shelled next to their crisp, dry 5" pods
Ark of Taste variety White Marrowfat beans cooked with molasses, sriracha and some pork belly... mmm comfort food on a blustery winter day

(Phaseolus vulgaris); aka White Egg, Marrowfat; Heirloom; a Slow Food Ark of Taste variety; Bush bean with short runners; Dry bean; 90 days to harvest dry; Minimum 20 seeds

Larger than navy beans, these hearty egg-shaped beans are known for their flavorful, meaty consistency when baked in casseroles, used in stews or pureed for soups or dips. Though typically used as a dry bean, this heirloom from the mid-1800s is dual purpose, its pods shelled fresh for shellies when the beans plump out their pods.

Prolific in our Michigan garden, each plant produced over two dozen 5 inch pods containing 5-6 beans each, yielding a harvest of over a pound of dry bean per 10 foot row. Bushes average 1.5'-2' (~45-61cm.) Twine weaved between poles, or something similar, provides climbing support for the short runners.

Designated culturally significant, Marrowfat Bean is aboard Slow Food's Ark of Taste.

 

 2020/12/26

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