Dry Bean, Beefy Resilient
Rich-tasting dry beans that not only taste good, but are meant to produce a good crop of food no matter how difficult the conditions. Beefy Resilient survived heat, drought, and boron-laden water in my garden when all the other beans died. I suggest these for folks who love black beans. They are SO easy to grow. Phenomenally productive and early. Here in California, I have planted these as late as the second week of July and gotten a crop of dry beans. Handles heat and drought but was bred for the cool summers of the Pacific Northwest. Cooks quickly, with delicious meaty, beefy flavor. Easy to thresh. Beautiful mix of small black, brown, tan, gold, and speckled beans on short vines. Tends to a half-runner habit--grown as a bush bean, but is a bit more viney than most. 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.