BN173A - Cassoulet
Cassoulet drying bean seeds are grown for use in the French dish, cassoulet. Unusually thin skins cover delicate, low-starch beans with subtle, mild flavour. The compact, bushy plants are extremely productive, setting masses of pods, and flowering right through summer if kept picked. Expect huge yields of beans for drying and using in winter stews. Because of the beans' mild flavour and lack of starch, they act like sponges, absorbing flavours of other ingredients and adding body to soups and stews without becoming stodgy. The beans are open pollinated, so they're good for seed saving, and very easy to harvest from your organic vegetable garden.
Matures in 90 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
- open pollinated, low-starch beans
- subtle, mild flavour
- compact, bushy plants
- great for seed saving and very easy to harvest
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How To Grow
Dry beans are an ecologically sound foodstuff in today’s world. Being a bean, they produce at least part of their own nitrogen supply with the help of symbiotic bacteria, which live in the soil. Dry beans are one of the easiest crops to produce organically. Dry beans are excellent protein sources when combined with whole grains, nuts or small amounts of meat or fish. Dried beans also contain fibre and minerals (remember to discard the soaking and cooking water to reduce flatulence). Follow along with this handy How to Grow Dry Beans Guide and grow delicious beans for hearty soups all winter long.