The Story of Ideal Market
The first appearance of this historic variety of bean was in 1914. At the time it was called "Black Creaseback" and sold in Van Antwerp's Seed Store of Mobile, Alabama.
In 1924 Chris Reuter Seed Company of New Orleans, Louisiana reintroduced the variety as "Rueter's Ideal Market". Since them the name has been shortened.
Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.