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Beans - Dried Heirloom

mohr-fryAvailable from Mohr-Fry Ranch, located in Lodi, Ca. the beans were all planted last year in early spring and harvested at the end of the growing season. The individual varieties vary in size, shape, color and texture and are packaged under the 'Elegant Bean' brand and available in 5# bags.

Black Valentine

Black Valentine

This western heirloom variety is a shiny black bean that cooks quickly in a delicious soup. All black beans turn purplish after cooking and have a meaty texture and rich, nutty flavor.

Christmas Lima

Christmas Lima

Also known as the large Speckled Calico, was first cultivated in the U.S. around 1840. A popular heirloom bean that is a beautiful quarter-sized flat white seed with maroon spots and swirls prized for its chestnut-like flavor as well as its beauty.

Green Blackeye

Green Blackeye

The Blackeye bean is thought to have originated in China and from there probably traveled by sea to Arabic countries and on into Africa. It was introduced to the West in about the eighteenth century through African slave trade.

Green Flageolet

Green Flageolet

The Green Flageolet is called the "Roll Royce of Beans". It originated in the Americas but was developed in France in the 1800's. It is tender and sweet, holding its shape well when cooked.

Hidatsu Red

Hidatsu Red

The beans originated from the Hidatsu Tribe who raised beans in the Missouri River Valley or North Dakota.

Pebbles

Pebbles

Pebbles is a unique bean of which Mohr-Fry Ranches are exclusive growers. The beans look like a mixture of beans with all their colors, but they are not. They are all from the same plant.

Pigeon Peas

Pigeon Peas

Pigeon Peas were cultivated in Egypt 4000 years ago. This very old bean was brought to the Southern parts of the United States and Caribbean by slaves from Africa.

Runner Cannellini

Runner Cannellini

Runner cannellini is an heirloom bean that was originally cultivated in South America, brought up to Italy in the sixteenth century and California in the late 1800's. It is associated with and extremely popular in central Italy, Greece and France.

Snowcap

Snowcap

The Snowcap bean is one of the most beautiful of all beans with its tan color and a snow-cap of white along the side and random spots of burgundy speckling overall.

Sunset Runner

Sunset Runner is a flowering heirloom bean with unique salmon-pink blossoms which can be used as an ornamental climber.