Stevenson's Blue Eye Bean
(Phaseolus vulgaris); Bush bean with runners; A Michigan Connection variety; Dry bean; Minimum 20 seeds
This bean has a special place in my Michigan garden as it is an original bean variety of the late Ralph Stevenson, a Tekonsha seed steward with a passion for beans. Discovered as an outcross in his garden in the early 1980s, these chubby beans are blessed with a blue-black patch on their hilum side. Productive bushes send out short runners. Best used as a dry bean.
I did have one plant with pods that looked like those of the other plants but shelled beans with a smaller hilum patch so there might be some variability in these beans.