Beefy Resilient Grex ... VBE-2305
bean that matures well in cooler areas.
Cooks quickly, with delicious meaty, beefy flavor. Easy to thresh. Beautiful mix of small black, brown, tan, gold, and speckled beans on short vines. Traditionally bred by Carol Deppe from a cross between Black Mitla tepary (P. acutifolius) and Gaucho common bean (P. vulgaris).Gently selected in Western Washington for early maturity.
The drought tolerance and disease resistance of the tepary bean and the higher yields of the common bean combine to make this excellent material to select from for your own conditions. Beefy Resilient survived heat, drought, and boron-laden water in my garden when all the other beans died. (A grex is “a variable interbreeding population of plants derived from a cross,” and has more diversity than a regular variety.) Carol did not select for uniformity, but left in the different shades and variations so that the beans would be more adaptable (resilient) to stresses and variations of weather, soil, and and disease. OSSI-pledged variety .
BOTANICAL NAME: Phaseolus vulgaris
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Plant 6" apart in well composted soil after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed to 60-70 degrees. Inoculant will increase yields if beans or peas have not been grown in that spot recently. Should have PH 6 or above. . Keep well weeded or mulched avoid damaging the roots with hoe or cultivator. Ready to harvest when pods are dry and beans hardly dent when bitten.GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H, W/Matures 8-9/Harvest 12/Yield green 30-108, dry 4-24/Spacing 6"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to Grow, Storage, Tolerates Hot Weather