(80-85 days) Prolific heirloom bush variety, listed on Slow Food USA Ark of Taste. Excellent for use as a baking bean. The seed was originally obtained from the Arikara tribe of North Dakota by Oscar H. Will & Company and introduced in 1914 as part of his Pioneer Indian Collection. This is the same variety collected by Lewis and Clark in the early 1800s. Yellow-tan seeds with red-brown eye rings. Drought tolerant, hardy and very productive.
Growing Notes Bush habit. Planting depth: 1 inch; Plant spacing: 2-3 inches; 2-3 feet between rows. Increase yields by inoculating where natural Rhizobia is low. Soil Temp. for Germ.: 60-80°F. Days to Germ.: 6-10 days; Full sun. Moderate moisture.