Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Brighams Creek
Number of Seeds: 25
Description: Dwarf, green, dry beans sent in by Jim Farley from his neighbour at Brighams Creek. Hutterite Soup Bean, Ireland Creek Annie, Arikara Yellow. This bean has been in our collection for years and we’ve known it was a good soup bean, but recently we realised that it has many other names and is obviously a well known and very much sought after quality soup bean for many people, and also great eaten as a green bean. We guess the original name is Arikara, an indigenous tribe of North America which tells us where it came from and they have spread from there. They are a kidney shaped mustard yellow colour with a dark brown patch around the eye where they were attached to the pod.
Planting Instructions: Scatter sow into seed trays and transplant at 20 cm diagonal spacing under trellis as soon as second leaves appear. This will avoid all problems with birds, slugs, snails and rotting in cold ground.