Pole to semi-pole bean brought to us by Stephen Smith from his colorful bean collection. Five to six-inch pods yield kidney shaped, bright emerald green dry beans and are delicious in soups or eaten as a green bean. Drought and heat tolerant, the bean originated in Kenya where its name, Mbombo, is an African tribal association to the Creator God of the same name. The legend is that he vomited out humanity and this bean, alongside other green seeded ones. The bean is thought to be a sign of prosperity and bring good fertility to the soil, as well as to people. Great for a trellis or small fence!