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Rio Zape Bean
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Rio Zape Bean (20 seeds) (BN175) $3.00
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Rio Zape Bean

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95 days. 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 archiological 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.
Rio Zape Bean
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Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Chicago, IL, United States
December 28, 2017
Great flavor
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

What are the pros? flavor, pretty when dried

What are the cons? time and space requirements


These are SO good. We like them cooked pretty simply, with just a little onion in some oil or lard, then served over fresh corn tortillas. I am actually going to cut a few other bean varieties from my garden this year so we can grow more of these. They do sprawl, and are not as productive for me as a pole bean in the same space (like Good Mother Stallard or Ojo de Cabra) - the time and space requirements aren't crazy, just tough on me as an urban square-foot gardener. Still, they are good enough to keep growing.just for the flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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