(Phaseolus vulgaris); aka Khabarovsk; Pole bean; Dual purpose: shelly or dry bean; Minimum 15 seeds
This Russian variety with its origins in Siberia made its way to the States thanks to the good folks of Oregon's The Seed Ambassador Project. In 2007, they obtained seed from Gerhard Bohl in Germany who sourced it in 1990 from a fresh market in Chabarowsk, Siberia. Not an overly aggressive climber, these beans still require at least an 8-foot high trellis. Large pods, strikingly mottled with intense purple, typically contain 6 extra-large beans that are harvested when plump for shellies. Allowed to dry, Chabarowsk beans double in size when cooked and are prized for a creamy, potato-like consistency. We sourced our seed stock from a Vermont seed saver.
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