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PlantFiles: Dry Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Jacob's Cattle'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Jacob's Cattle
Additional cultivar information: (aka Coach Dog, Dalmation, Anasazi)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days
81 to 90 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral ColoradoLeo On May 26, 2014, ColoradoLeo from Longmont, CO wrote:

According to the following heirloom bean site, the Jacob's Cattle beans are a larger variety than the Anasazi (also called New Mexico Cave Bean, Aztec Cave Bean) although some vendors sell the JL beans as if they were also Anasazi. If you follow the "Eat Right For Your Type" diets, the difference can be very important.

Positive Big_Red On Dec 29, 2003, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

The only bean I use for baking, great!

Also know as "Trout Bean", "Coach Dog Bean", "Dalmatian Bean" or "Anasazi Bean" (according to the Vermont Bean Seed Company).


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Heflin, Louisiana
Halifax, Massachusetts
Lucedale, Mississippi
Salisbury, New Hampshire
Lenoir City, Tennessee

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