This rare pre-1800 Pennsylvania Dutch pole bean is one of the most productive
heirlooms in the Roughwood collection. The “golden oak” color beans are called
Dinkelbuhn (spelt bean) because they were traditionally cooked with spelt or ground with
spelt flour to make flat breads. The pods ripen a distinctive pink and since the vines are
about 6 feet long, this bean was a standard corn hill bean prior to the Civil War. Our
original seed came from the Mennonite Weber family at Weberthal (Weaverland) in
Eastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.