Vinnie’s Bean, 25 seeds – pole dry - Eastern Native Seed Conservancy bean. I acquired this simply due to the ENSC having kept it. I do not have any of ENSC’s notes or history on this variety. In size, habit, and maturity I found it quite similar to Kahnawake Mohawk and would not be surprised if they had been related at some point. Comparatively, this bean has a slightly larger pod that is slightly less coarse, and the seed is slightly larger and more oval/elongated. The seed pattern is similar, but it also has a faint greyish brown background stipple underneath the dark brown swirl, and the seed shape is slightly more oval vs. Kahnawake Mohawk’s relatively round shape.
Seeds come in Stillwater Valley seed packets.