Upright, vigorous bush plants produce pods of large, maroon seeds with white speckles. Plants produce short runners. This Pacific Northwest variety has been a stand-out performer in 2017-2020 Dry Farming Collaborative Trials, and in tastings. Large, richly flavored beans are particularly good in slow-cooked chili. The Whipple Family, for which this bean is named, worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. before moving to Douglas County, Oregon, in the 1970s. 110 days to maturity.
|Type||bush dry bean|
|Breeder/Steward||Whipple family & Adaptive Seeds|
|Recommended by||Dry Farming Institute|
|Location of Variety Evaluation||Willamette Valley, OR|
|Variety Evaluation Info||2016 - 2018 Dry Farming Collaborative Variety Trials|