Dry Bean, Beef-Bush Black Resilient
Rich-tasting dry beans that not only taste great, but are meant to produce a good crop of food no matter how difficult the conditions. Phenomenally productive and early. This strain is 90% fully black beans, with the occasional gold bean. Selected out of "Beefy Resilient Grex" for earliness, black seeds, and more of the bush habit. The plants will be a mix of fully-bush and semi-runner plants, but can be grown without support. Handles heat and drought like a champ, but was bred for the cool summers of the Pacific Northwest. Cooks quickly, with delicious meaty, beefy flavor. Easy to thresh. Beefy Resilient survived heat, drought, and boron-laden water in my garden when all the other beans died. OSSI-pledged open-source variety, grown for us by breeder Carol Deppe. If you are not familiar with Carol's gardening books, treat yourself--almost every page has some acutely-observed and super-practical tip for gardening in the real world.