Bush Dry Bean, Brighstone (Organic)
Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan Speckled. 90 days.
Wonderful early, very high yielding dry bean. Pods are mottled with dark blue. Seeds resemble a pinto bean but with blue speckles instead of brown. Excellent tasting as a dry bean, somewhere between a kidney and pinto in flavor. Used in England as a snap bean, but we find it to be only of fair snap bean quality unless very young. Heirloom variety said to be from an 1800s shipwreck on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. Brought back from the brink by Seed Guardian Fred Arnold with the Heritage Seed Library, England. We sourced it during our Seed Ambassadors trip in 2006.