The beans flavoring is fruity, rich and nutty, its consistency, dense and meaty. Jacobs Cattle shelling beans are edible at all periods of maturity.
Though Jacob’s Cattle shelling beans can be eaten raw when young, they are most suited as a soup and cassoulet bean as the beans hold their shape under long cooking, stand up well to plenty of seasoning, and possess a rich aroma when slow cooked.

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Product Description

Jacobs Cattle Bean (Appaloosa)

  • 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 – 18″
  • Phaseolus Vulgaris
  • Germination rate – 80%

Sow: Direct seed after last frost

Harvest: After 90 days and the bean is brown and dry

The Jacob’s Cattle bean is an heirloom of Prince Edward Island. Though no perfect facts point to its cultivated origins, myth and legend has it that it was cultivated by the Passamaquoddy Indians during the 17th Century. Shelling beans were a quintessential foundation of Native American agriculture. Jacob’s Cattle shelling beans are one of hundreds of heirloom shelling bean varieties that are native to North America, though many have disappeared from the agricultural landscape.
The beans flavoring is fruity, rich and nutty, its consistency, dense and meaty. Jacobs Cattle shelling beans are edible at all periods of maturity.
Though Jacob’s Cattle shelling beans can be eaten raw when young, they are most suited as a soup and cassoulet bean as the beans hold their shape under long cooking, stand up well to plenty of seasoning, and possess a rich aroma when slow cooked. Cooking times will be shorter and soaking is not required when fresh. (Source specialtyproduce.com)

Additional Information

Weight 0.002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 x 0.3 x 11.43 cm