Dry Pole Bean - Moldovanesti Buffalo (Certified Organic)
Phaseolus coccineus. White. 90-100 days. This is a white runner bean. They are several weeks later to mature than our other favorite dry pole beans, but shed the rain well and didn't show much sign of mold even into October. Plants are 8' tall with white flowers. Beans can be eaten as large green beans, fresh shell beans, or as mature dry beans. White runner beans are also known as "butter beans" in England or "Potato Beans" by some in the United States. This variety was collected by Adaptive Seeds from the village of Moldovanesti in Transylvania, Romania, where seed stewardship is still a big deal amongst subsistence growers. Runner beans are cross-pollinated so be sure to only grow one type of runner bean each year to save pure seed.