Jacob’s Cattle

Jacob’s Cattle Dry Bean ECO

(88 days) Open-pollinated. Popular New England heirloom, often referred to as Jake’s, may have originated with Native Americans in the Southwest. Derives its name from the biblical story of Jacob and the spotted cattle. Its dark red speckles on white background are said to look like the cattle’s markings. If harvested earlier, the kidney-shaped beans make superb shellies. Indigenous Royalties.

343 Jacob’s Cattle ECO
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A: 2oz for $2.80  
B: 8oz for $7.30  
C: 1lb for $11.00  
D: 5lb for $48.00  
E: 10lb for $92.00  
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Dry Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris 2 oz packet sows 25 ft; 1 lb, 200 ft. All bush beans except where noted.

Culture: In conditions of high nitrogen fertility some bush beans may develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases.

Allow pods to dry on the vine until pressing the beans with your fingernail leaves no indentation. If heavy or prolonged rain threatens when nearly dry, pull plants by the roots and hang them in a dry place to finish or pick pods, shell and finish drying indoors.