Low's Champion Bean
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(Phaseolus vulgaris); Indigenous heirloom; Bush bean; Multi-purpose: snap, shelly or dry; Minimum 20 seeds
This New England heirloom variety is identified by Frederick M. Wiseman's Seeds of Renewal Project as an Abenaki native bean. First known to European settlers through the 1884 catalog of Boston's Aaron Low Seed Company, Low's Champion is also highlighted in William Woys Weaver's 1997 Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History.
Numerous 6-inch flat pods that dangle from dwarf plants remain stringless and are sought for their classic beany flavor as snaps at the 65 day mark or shellies a few days later. They also are flavorful dry beans. An all-around versatile producer that did well in our Michigan garden.
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