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Stockbridge Indian Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Stockbridge Indian'
Uses: Culinary Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
One of the oldest heirloom bean varieties in cultivation. SeedZoo contributor Lorraine Collett says it goes back in her family ten generations, to an Englishman, John Stockbridge, who is believed to have brought it to the United States in 1635. He was a wheelwright by trade when he arrived with his wife and young son. He became quite successful and eventually built a fine mansion in Boston. This bean that carries his name is a very fine green snap bean with speckled seeds. It grows as a bush bean and is very productive. Lorraine says that the young pods are very juicy when eaten as a snap bean. Once past the "snapping stage" they get a bit stringy and are best sliced before cooking.
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Currency: United States Dollar

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