Bean Dwarf Mother In Law (AKA Sianic or Haricot Dry Dwarf)
Availability: 2 per person
GENUS: Phaseolus SPECIES: vulgaris
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Inglewood
Number of Seeds: 30
Description: This is a very unusual bean, sent to Koanga by H.M. Dodson of Inglewood who said they use it for baked beans. It grows on a dwarf straggly fine leaved bush, which produces loads of small pods with stunningly beautiful, speckly mauve colouring with these tiny white round seeds inside. The seeds are excellent cooked as you would dry beans. This bean doesn’t like a wet climate or heavy clay but is outstanding in light soils and dry climate.
Planting Instructions: Scatter sow into seed trays. Transplant when ground has warmed in Spring as soon as second leaves appear to 20cm diagonal spacing. This will avoid all problems with birds, slugs, and snails.