Heirloom Ayocote Blanco White Runner Bean is native to North and Central America. Heirloom Ayocote Blanco white Runner Bean grows on long healthy vines that can reach over 10′ tall plant that is an edible ornamental. The vines of Heirloom Ayocote Blanco white Runner Beans are covered with clusters of large flowers that attract large amounts of birds and butterflies. This variety can be used as a snap bean if picked very young but is best used as a shell bean or dry bean.
The green pods of Heirloom Ayocote Blanco white Runner Bean are edible whole but best when harvested at 4″ – 6″ as they tend to become fibrous as they mature. Cook fresh or use as dried beans. The bean blooms of this plant can be eaten fresh, added to salads they impart a beany flavor. Heirloom Ayocote Blanco white Runner Bean can be a perennial plant as it grows differently than other bean varieties and produces a tuberous root. The starchy roots can be prepared and eaten as you would Jerusalem Artichokes. For dry beans,the pods are ready to pick when they are mature and dried down. Approximately 85 days until full maturity for dry bean.
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