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White Marrowfat Bean

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Regular price $3.00
White Marrowfat Bean; P. vulgaris; White Egg; Marrowfat; Slow Food Ark of Taste; Bush; w/ short runners; Dry
Ark of Taste variety White Marrowfat beans cooked with molasses, sriracha and some pork belly...

(Phaseolus vulgaris); aka White Egg, Marrowfat; a Slow Food Ark of Taste variety; Heirloom; Bush bean with short runners; Dry bean; Minimum 20 seeds

Larger than navy beans, these hearty egg-shaped beans are known for their flavorful, meaty consistency when baked in casseroles, used in stews or pureed for soups. Though typically used as a dry bean, this heirloom from the mid-1800s is dual purpose, its pods shelled fresh for shellies when the beans plump out their pods. Prolific in our Michigan garden, each plant produced over two dozen 5 inch pods containing 5-6 beans each, yielding a harvest of over a pound of dry bean per 10 foot row. Twine weaved between poles, or something similar, provides climbing support for the short runners. Designated culturally significant, White Marrowfat is aboard Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste (Marrowfat Bean.)

 

 

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