Faulkner's Cornfield Bean
(Phaseolus vulgaris); Heirloom; Pole bean; Dry bean; Minimum 25 seeds
In 1931 Mildie Faulkner was gifted this bean variety as a wedding present. Now known as Faulkner's Cornfield Bean, before Mildie passed, she gifted them to her daughter Louise Bennett. Seed collected by Brook Elliot from Louise then made its way into the collection of the Appalachian Heirloom Plant Farm in south central Ohio. Vigorous climbers, Faulkner's Cornfield vines were productive in our Michigan garden, producing a multitude of different pods within the population, housing multi-color dry beans in an appealing array of patterns and sizes. One caveat - if grown on corn, ensure that the corn variety is strong enough to support the additional weight of these prolific beans.