Arikara Bean

Grow a piece of American history with the Arikara Bean …

This bush bean has been a part of American food culture since the days of Lewis and Clark. Also grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson, this creamy yellow dry bean originated from the Arikara nation of the Dakotas. These beans were one of the more significant horticultural discoveries of the Lewis and Clark expedition. And, experts believe this variety of dried beans helped feed the members of the expedition through the famously rough winter of 1805.

The Arikara bean is drought tolerant and provides you with good yields. Direct sow after all threat of frost has passed. The beans can be harvested young and eaten as snap beans, or dried for later use.

An excellent culinary choice for homemade baked beans. Also good in soups and stews.

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