D'Aquadulce a Tres Lo... VBE-2210
Best flavor, but not as hardy as smaller types
Strong, upright plants to 3' are grown like peas. Overwinters in zones 8-10Heirloom from before 1885.
Bears 7-8" pods with 5-6 huge red-brown beans (That's a quarter, not a nickle in the picture.) Beautiful black and white flowers attract beneficial insects. Use as salad greens when young, edible flowers, shelled green like edamame, or as dry beans-a real self-sufficiency crop. One gardener wrote, "These did a wonderful job. They were planted in ordinary soil, in full sun…they grew tall and produced beautiful flowers and plenty of beans." BOTANICAL NAME: Vicia fava