Blue Jay Bean
(Phaseolus vulgaris); Bush bean; an Illinois Connection variety; Dual purpose: snap and dry; Minimum 20 seeds
A wonderful bean variety, Blue Jay was originally discovered in the 1977 garden of bean friend Russ Crow of Illinois and was almost lost to the gardening community.
A dual purpose bean, pink blossoms on robust plants yield copious amounts of stringless snaps ready at the 50 day mark. When left to mature on the plant, the dry beans are flavorful baked.
Seed saving is fun and rewarding. Please read Blue Jay's story for inspiration.