Vermont Appaloosa Bean
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.