Bean Seeds - Seneca Cornstalk
- 20 Seed Packet
- 100 Days to Maturity
- Pole Bean Growth Habit
- Beans are White with Speckled Rose Red Markings
- Snap or Dry Bean Type
- Strong and Delicious Flavor
The Seneca Cornstalk Bean carries a rich tapestry of history. European records reveal that as early as the 1600s to the early 1700s, this bean had already made its mark among Carolina colonists. However, its roots extend even deeper, being cherished long before European contact. It holds a special place in the hearts of the Haudenosaunee and the southeastern Iroquois people. For them, this bean is more than just a crop; it's a reflection of their traditions and culinary heritage.
Appearance and Flavor:
At a glance, the Seneca Cornstalk might be mistaken for a pea, especially by those who aren't familiar with its unique appearance. However, its white beans, adorned with speckled rose-red markings, set it apart. When tasted, it's clear why this bean has been favored for centuries. It offers a robust flavor, strong and delightful, that can complement various dishes.
Seneca Cornstalk is a pole bean variety, naturally inclined to climb and reach for the skies. With a maturation period of around 100 days, it requires some patience, but the results are well worth the wait. Whether you choose to enjoy it as a snap bean or dry it for later use, its versatility in the kitchen is evident.
For the Seneca Cornstalk bean to thrive, it's best to provide it with some form of support, allowing it to climb gracefully. Plant the seeds about an inch deep, ensuring there's a spacing of 2-3 inches between them. While it's resilient, ensuring well-drained soil and regular watering will promote optimal growth. This bean is adaptable and does well in various sunlight conditions.
The Seneca Cornstalk Bean is not just a seed; it's a story of traditions, cultures, and flavors that span generations. By choosing this bean for your garden, you're not just growing a plant; you're preserving and participating in a rich historical and culinary journey. Secure your seeds from the Alliance of Native Seedkeepers and taste history with every bite.