Heirloom Organic Orca Bean Seeds (Aka Calypso Beans, Yin Yang Beans, Panda bean seeds, Wolverine Orca Bean) (8 Seeds)
Phaseolus vulgaris. Black and White. 90 days.
Orca / Calypso / Yin Yang beans are so eye-catching people seem to fall in love at first sight and are EXTREMELY sought after by chefs and culinary fans alike because of it's captivating presentation and flavor and ability to make even the simplest dishes into truly magnificent works of art. After growing them for a few years, we’re still enamored with these beans. Fat pods and large, round beans are meatier than most dry beans we grow. This strain has been passed on to us through a series of seed stewards, and can be traced back to Secwepemc elder Wolverine William Ignace, who began growing it in the 1980s. In addition to being a dedicated seed saver, Wolverine was a lifelong crusader for indigenous land rights and sovereignty, both internationally and in his native British Columbia, Canada. Into his 80s, Wolverine tended 8 acres of land and through his project, Nourish the Nation, gave away almost the entirety of his harvest to elders in autonomous communities, families, and people defending their traditional territories against devastating extraction projects. Wolverine passed away in 2016.
Bean - Orca - Phaseolus vulgaris
Tender Annual Bush. Heirloom. Widely-adapted bean for baking and soups. Early yielding plant with 4-5 beans per pod. Mild flavor and creamy texture. Beans will double in size when cooked.
Did You Know? Also known as Yin Yang or Calypso for its distinctive black and white pattern that is retained in cooking.
Soil Temperature: 65-85°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 15"-18"
Days To Maturity: 90-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2"-3"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 8 Seeds
Hardy Organics brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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