Bean, Bush Dry, 'Jacob's Cattle'

*Ark of Taste Heirloom*
A legendary northeast variety that has been shown for centuries to thrive in tough northern climates. Local stories claim this Prince Edward Island heirloom to have been a gift from the Passamaquoddy tribe to Joseph Clark, the first white child born in Lubec, ME. The rest of its legend comes from kitchens across northern New England where it is known to make a fierce pot of baked beans. The white and maroon speckled kidney-shaped beans hold up well to long cooking. Early and prolific in the field. Tried and true.
80 days. UO

Packet: 1oz (~60-70 seeds)

Product Code: BEA-JC-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Direct seed after the last frost date when soil has warmed. 

Note: Beans prefer well-drained, warm soil.




6 seeds per linear foot, 2-3" between plants, in rows 15-18" apart.


5-10 days @ soil temp 65-90F


Full sun to part shade


Low to average. Beans prefer well-drained warm soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.


Beans prefer warm soils and may rot at lower temperatures. This is particularly true for white seeded varieties. You love beans. Patience.

To increase yields in areas where beans have not previously been grown, use an inoculant to introduce rhizobia bacteria into the soil.

Allow pods to dry on plant before harvest.