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Arikara Yellow Bean

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A very historic bean that helped sustain the Lewis & Clark expedition through the winter of 1805 at Fort Mandan! Lewis obtained seeds from the Arikara Indians and brought seeds to Thomas Jefferson and in 1809 Jefferson planted the Arikara bean at Monticello. Bernard McMahon also offered it in his 1815 catalogue. The pods can be harvested very young as snaps but this bean is best used in the dry state for soups, stews or baking. Oscar H. Will carried the Arikara bean in his catalog in the early 1900s. Productive, very early and an excellent baker.


80-85 days for dry beans

50 seeds per packet.

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