Bush Snap Bean, Marvel of Piedmont (Organic)
Phaseolus vulgaris. Speckled Pods. 55 days.
Marvel of Piedmont is a richly flavored, bush Romano type bean. Flat pale green pods are streaked with purple which fades with cooking. Tasty and productive, resembles Dragon Tongue beans but with lighter colored pods that are slightly less speckled. Italian bean hailing from the Piedmont region, which coincidentally is also home to the famed Slow Food Terra Madre gatherings. Every other year thousands of passionate farmers and eaters converge in the city of Turin for an international celebration of food. In 2010 we were fortunate to participate in the event as delegates. It was amazing to see such a marvel!