Variety Focus:  Oland Swedish Dry Bean

Variety Focus: Oland Swedish Dry Bean

Oland Swedish Dry Bean

 

Beautiful little brown bean! It warms me in winter just to hold the sweet little caramel nuggets in my hands. One of our most popular dry beans, this stunning little gem is traditionally used in Swedish baked bean dishes. We LOVE to slow cook them in the crock pot in a rich broth with molasses and honey.

 

Of all the dry bean varieties I plant, this one matures and dries down most quickly. This makes it a great choice not only for my short season, but for climates where fall rains can ruin beans as they are drying down, reaching maturity in about 80 days. Not only are they early, they are extremely productive! I am truly impressed by how many full pods these little bush plants can produce.