1500 Year Old Cave Bean was discovered in a cave in New Mexico sealed in a clay pot with pitch. This ancient ‘pole green bean’ was carbon dated to 1500 years ago. Vines produce flat and long green beans in great abundance. Flavor is mild with a crispy texture. One of the most productive pole beans we have grown at our farm. Its vigor and yields make it a must for interplanting with other perennial crops. Plant 1/2 inch deep with plants 3-6 inches apart.
|Genus & Species
||Phaselous (Romano type)
||Sandy loam or light soil.
||Annual crop easily grown in the northeast to southwest.
|Ease of Cultivation
||Very easy to grow and fruit. We had planted it late in southern Michigan and all the beans fully ripened here in under 100 days or so.