Bean, Hutterite Soup
- Bush bean
- Light green-yellow beans
- Dry bean
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
These heirloom beans come from the Hutterites of North Dakota. Hutterites are a communal branch of Anabaptists who follow the teachings of Jakob Hutter.
Seed Savers Exchange member Dorothy Beiswenger obtained these seeds from a community in Forest River, ND and then shared them with us.
Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
Space your seeds 2-4 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds around 1 inch deep.
As this plant grows it may need support in the form of a trellis to keep the vines off the ground. You won't need to fertiize this crop in order to get a healthy yield.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.