Vermont Appaloosa Bean

$ 2.75

80 days. Bush Bean

Although compact, 18-24", they frequently develop short runners. Green pods are flat, 5" long and 1/2" wide, and contain 4 to 6 kidney-shaped seeds mottled purple and white, with many variations occurring in the mottling - like the rump of an Appaloosa pony.

Can be eaten as a snap bean when young.

Appaloosa has a mild flavor and firm texture, commonly used similarly to kidney or red beans, in mash (refried bean), casseroles, soups, etc. It’s firmness naturally lends to its use as a fine-textured pot bean that holds up well in stews, soups, and of course chilli (if you put beans in chilli).

Contains 20 heirloom seeds


Planting Instructions: Soak beans 2-3 hours before planting. (optional)

Seeds should be sown in warm conditions, covered very lightly (depth of ½ inch) and kept reasonably moist until seedlings emerge. 

Grow in full sun.  Thin Seedlings 6-12 inches apart.

Trellis for support.  Do not over water.