Bush Dry Bean, Titus Cannellini (Organic)
Phaseolus vulgaris. White. 95 days.
Customers at market frequently asked us for cannellini beans and we know why: the pure white beans are delicious and creamy, yet hold their texture well when cooked. They pair amazingly well with our totem vegetable, kale, and shine in minestrone, Sarah’s favorite soup. We had tried growing a few varieties but had always found them too late maturing for our needs. Enter Tom Titus, biologist, friend of The Seed Ambassadors Project, seed saver, and author of Blackberries in July. Tom brought seeds from the cannellini bean his mother had been growing for 30 years in our area to a seed swap we attended, and after growing them out we realized this was what we had been waiting for. One of the best things about this bean is that it doesn’t shatter during harvest. Many heritage bean varieties drop beans on the ground before all the pods ripen, but the Titus Cannellini beans stay in the pod until harvest, perhaps making them the best variety we offer for market growers.