Dry Bean, Beefy Resilient
These dry beans not only taste good, but are meant to produce a good crop of food no matter how difficult the conditions. and sure enough, Beefy Resilient survived heat, drought, and boron-laden water in my garden when all the other beans died. Phenomenally productive. Matures well in cooler areas but handles heat and drought as well. Cooks quickly, with delicious meaty, beefy flavor. Easy to thresh. Beautiful mix of small black, brown, tan, gold, and speckled beans on short vines. Half-runner habit: can be grown as a bus bean but will climb 3 or4 ft given a support and high fertility.) OSSI-pledged open-source variety, grown for us by Krista Rome. 60 seeds
(A grex is “a variable interbreeding population of plants derived from a cross,” and has more diversity than a regular variety.) Carol Deppe, who bred this, left in the different shades and variations so that the beans would be more adaptable (resilient) to stresses and variations of weather, soil, and disease.