With less than 2 months from planting to harvesting, the Hopi yellow bean can be picked small and enjoyed like a green bean.
If left for a while longer, the seeds inside will swell and they can be shelled and cooked.
Continuing to let it mature, it will increase in protein and can be shelled, allowed to fully dry, stored and cooked as a dry bean.
If you are looking to replace some animal protein with vegetable, this is a delightful addition to the menu.
Here is more information on protein in beans and legumes.
Like other dry beans, soak overnight before cooking, or just pressure cook them for a few minutes to save time.
Be sure to put some aside to grow the following year.
Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Variety: Hopi Yellow Bean
Days to Maturity: 50-55 days, plus time to dry.
Growth habit: Vining, provide trellis or other support.