Name this pea/bean

Judsonia, AR(Zone 7b)

my friend had these seeds given to her and she's harvested the peas/beans (they look like peas to me. ) and these are what she shelled from them, do you have any idea what kind of pea they are?

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Madison, AL(Zone 7b)

Could be Jacob's Cattle beans.

Hummelstown, PA(Zone 6b)

They are not peas but beans. They are dry beans. There are several varieties that are bi-color like these.,%20Dry%20-%20Snowcap.jpg

There are hundres of dry beans and many that are bi colored.

Here are some of them:

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Judsonia, AR(Zone 7b)

that second link didn't work drobarr. thanks for the help!!! I appreciated.

are they good to eat? cause she's never heard of them and neither have I. I only grow purple hull, zipper cream and maybe a lima bean sometimes.

Durhamville, NY(Zone 5b)

Here's the link fixed.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

She's calling a trout bean a Jacobs cattle bean, I think they look closer to the canoe bean. Wherre did you get them KA?

Hummelstown, PA(Zone 6b)


Thanks for providing the correct link. I corrected my original post.

I'm not sure how good they are to eat. Most of these types of dry beans have similar tastes but I'm sure there are those who can tell differences and would disagree with me.

Judsonia, AR(Zone 7b)

someone gave them to my friend, she didnt' know what they were so she grew them, she cooked some, said they were good, but who knows lol . thanks for the help.

Pueblo, CO(Zone 5b)

Thanks for the link to the bean photos.
Brings back happy memories of when I was a kid, my mother would give us seeds to sort. The beans were particularly fun to play with. I realize now that some were family heirloom varieties.

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