(Phaseolus vulgaris) From the Hidatsa tribe who raised corn, squash,
beans, and sunflowers in the Missouri River Valley
of North Dakota. Shield Figure beans are described
in Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden (1987). This very
productive variety was boarded onto Slow Food
USA's Ark of Taste in 2005. Pole habit, dry, 90 days.
Trellis, tepee or fencing
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has
passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed.
Harvest dry beans when the pods are completely
mature and dry.