Mont D'Or Bean
(Phaseolus vulgaris); aka Golden Butter, Mont D'Or Dwarf Butter Bean; Heirloom; Bush bean; Dwarf French bean / Wax bean; Minimum: 20 seeds
Mont D'Or is considered a type of dwarf bean. The lineage of dwarf beans traces back thousands of years to cultivation by indigenous farmers in Central America. Seeds of dwarf beans were cargo aboard Columbus' ship on his return to Spain from his second journey in 1493. Spanish conquistadors later carried them into France in the 1590s. The variety Mont D'Or is first referenced in Vilmorin in 1885. Four inch succulent, soft yellow, meaty pods are delicious in a refreshing cold bean salad served tossed with a zesty vinaigrette. 55 days for fresh beans.