For those of you interested in a good dry bean for your small homestead, we have a rare offering from our seed garden. We originally sourced this strain from the Seed Savers Exchange and have had good success with growing it on our organic farm since 2009.
Nez Perce is a half-runner type, starting out bushy and then sending out climbing vines up to about 6 feet. Rather than ripening all at once, it produces mature dry beans over a long season, within 90 to 150 days of sowing seed.
We think it to be a close relative of the "buckskin" bush bean, judging by its shape, color and taste. We're putting 25 seeds in each packet, and selling these here on Local Harvest.
Packed with love, Aline