50 "Ayocote Morado" beans, Phaseolus vulgaris
Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, the Ayocote family was one of the first cultivated crops of the Americas and one of the pillars of the Three Sisters. They are grown all over central and northern Mexico. If you plant them, you can enjoy the flowers, eat the pods as a broad bean, or shell them fresh for shelling beans. They provide a deep, bouillon-flavored bean broth, making them ideal as a soup bean.
Plant in Spring. Thoroughly dry before storing in glass jars for winter.