'Syn Bonen' Dry Bean
Syn Bonen Dry Bean
I obtained 'Syn Bonen' dry bean seeds from one of the founders of the Ogden Utah Seed Exchange a few years ago and it has been a thriving part of my garden ever since. At the time it seemed a very unassuming little white bean. I didn't not take down the name or information of the source and have not been able to find any information about this variety since, though I do remember that it is a Portuguese bean. Little did I know it would turn out to be one of my staple crops! Please let me know if you have any information on this variety!
'Syn Bonen' is an extremely productive variety, thrives in poor soils, and seems to tolerate drought. It is a pole bean which can get 3' tall and needs a trellis. I have grown it without a trellis in a pinch and its still very productive, but its hard to get pods sitting on the soil to dry down completely.
I have only used 'Syn Bonen' as a dry bean, but would like to try it this year as a shelly bean as well. When cooked, they have a very delicious and deep “beany” flavor, and a smooth texture, like butter!
I am excited to be offering this variety through Giving Ground Seeds this year!