(100 days) This productive dry bean has a rich meaty flavor that can stand alone in dishes. Bred by Carol Deppe from Gaucho and Beefy Resilient Grex, a gene pool developed from a cross of Gaucho and Black Mitla—so Brown Resilient is about ¾ Gaucho and ¼ Black Mitla. Yields comparable to Jacob’s Cattle or Soldier, about 15 lb per 100 row feet. Can produce well in areas with cold spring seasons and summer nights that drop into the 50s. The variety is a mix of bushes and short-vined types. Seeds are 80–90% brown; the rest are gold or black. When Carol tried selecting for a pure brown bush line, she discovered a few things: the lines that had some yellow and black beans had much higher yields than pure brown lines; also, the short-vined types yielded well, could be grown just like bushes, and seemed to be more resistant to drought. As Carol pointedly quips, “If I were intending to get a PVP or patent on my varieties I would have to make a uniform bush version with all brown beans that was wimpier and lower yielding than Brown Resilient. But I’m not and I don’t.” OSSI. Breeder Royalties. ① NEW!
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