Growing to 6 feet/2 metres this pole bean is a dependable producer of large, heavy, round, deep red beans that look like a ripe cranberry and have a rich full-bodied flavour.

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Product Description

Abenaki Vermont Cranberry bean – Climbing

  • 60 seeds
  • Open pollinated
  • Heirloom
  • Determinate
  • Distance between plants – 3-6″
  • Distance between rows – 2′
  • Full sun
  • Water every 2-3 days
  • Days to maturity – 80-90 days
  • Days to germination – 6-10 days
  • Height – 6′
  • Phaseolus Vulgaris
  • Germination rate – 60%

Sow: Direct seed after last frost

Harvest: After 90 days and the bean is brown and dry
The Abenaki Cranberry bean (Red Cranberry) is one of the oldest American bean varieties. Its geographical location is concentrated around the northeastern region of the US. The Abenaki First Nation people and woodsmen, who inhabited the area that is now known as Maine, historically used this bean. The Red Cranberry bean is a rare heirloom that was rediscovered by bean collector, John Withee, after an 11-year search in Steep Falls, Maine and given it’s Abenaki status officially in Vermont through Fred Wiseman from the Seeds of Renewal project.  As their name suggests, the mature True Red Cranberry bean is a deep lipstick-red color and looks like a ripe cranberry.   This seed
Wanigan is the Abnaki First Nation word for the cookshacks on rafts which floated down Maine rivers during the spring lumber drives, where huge quantities of beans were cooked and served to Maine woodsmen.

Atebakwal = beans in abenaki (Slowfoodusa.org)

Additional Information

Weight 0.002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 x 0.3 x 11.43 cm