This rare heirloom is a landrace originating near Limburg, Netherlands, but has
been grown by the Pennsylvania Dutch under the name Gnochebuhn (Knuckle Bean)
since the early 1800s. Its colorful name refers to the fact that the dry beans resemble
knuckle bones, but unlike bones, they cook down into the most wonderful, creamy white
bean soups! They are also perfect for cassoulets and casseroles. The plants produce
vigorous 16 to 18 inch bushes with prolific yields. Dry bean harvest in roughly 90 days
although the green shelly beans can be harvested all summer.