We are pleased to reintroduce this bean variety, long absent from the commercial marketplace. Our seed stock came from William Woys Weaver, the food historian and seed archivist. The Petaluma Gold Rush bean was originally brought to the United States from Peru in 1840 by a member of the Azevedo family, who farmed in Petaluma for many generations. The plants are vigorous, producing vines that grow up to 10' tall. When mature the pods develop striking scarlet stripes and the beans bear a resemblance to Cranberry beans. The 4-1/2" pods usually contain six beans. The dry beans retain their firm texture and meaty, rich flavor in soups, dips, stews and another other preparation that calls for dry beans.
50 seeds per packet.
One packet will sow 20' at 3-6" spacing.
Beans cannot be shipped to Idaho.