(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom from New England dating back prior to 1800's. Long, green, speckled pods to 15cm. When left to mature, contains oval, medium sized, plump, red beans with pink streaks. Used as a fresh bean or left to mature for use as a dried bean / legume. While this is a bush bean, it does have the rare, occasional tendency to climb. Easy to shell. Well suited to cooler areas with short growing periods. 75-98 days. 50 seeds
Vermont Cranberry Bean
By: Ray S on 19 June 2018
An excellent, productive bean for eating either at the shell stage (beans fully formed but not dry) or dry stage. As a shellie they won’t have developed their full colours and will cook quickly without the need for soaking. I’ve used them, either at shellie stage or dry, in soups and stews. Excellent. I’d give it four stars for the colour of the beans alone!