Nominated to the Slow Foods “Ark of Taste’” for its creamy texture and incredible, complex flavor-- described as having subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. Rio Zape also boasts a fascinating history. It is said that this bean was unearthed at a prominent archaeological site--a sealed cliff tomb of the Anasazi tribe in Durango, Mexico, where the beans, along with numerous other food offerings, left at the site-- were dated back to 600 AD. Immature pods can also be eaten as string beans. Bush bean that will sprawl more than other bush types, but is overall self supporting.