Orange Honeydew Melon
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Mauve Runner Shelling Beans
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This item was last sold on : 11/02/12
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Mauve Runner Shelling bean are available from late summer to early winter.
Mauve Runner Shelling beans, botanical classification, Phaseolus coccineus, are an open-pollinated runner bean and member of the Fabaceae family. Unlike common beans, the plant is a perennial vine with tuberous roots, though not treated as such within agricultural methods and cycles. All Shelling beans begin as they end. The dried beans saved from prior harvests are sown. Then the plant produces foliage and blossoms (both edible). Young beans are tender and can be harvested if desired. Often they are harvested specifically to cull for room for growth. As the plant matures, the pods harden as well as the seeds, which then will be harvested as dried beans, also known as legumes.
The Mauve Runner Shelling bean has large, linear stringless pods that house striking, extra bold-sized kidney-shaped lavender and near black speckled beans. They require a longer cooking time than typical Shelling beans due to their size, and the skins are substantially heartier. Once cooked the beans have a creamy texture with a savory, very nutty, almost meaty flavor.
Simmer Mauve Runner Shelling beans in chicken stock with tomatoes, fresh herbs, chiles and fresh corn for a flavorful ragout. They turn a deep chocolate brown when cooked, retaining some of their distinctive markings. They make a striking addition to a mixed bean salad dressed with bacon vinaigrette and a hearty alternative to Lima beans in a summer succotash. Other complimentary pairings include chicken, roasted and grilled white fish , pork, cooked eggs, cream, cilantro, cumin, garlic, oregano, basil, melting and fresh cheeses, vinegar and olive oil.
Mauve Runner Shelling beans are descendents of Runner Shelling beans native to the high altitude mountains of central and northern South America. Runner Shelling beans have been cultivated for over 2,000 years. They are a short-day plant which requires at least 10 hours of night to produce flowers, so planting times are critical to the beans' success. Only in late summer and early fall will Mauve Runner Shelling beans produce ample crops with mature beans. Hitorically, they are not only planted for food but also for their showy red, white and bi-coloured flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Mauve Runner Shelling beans are also chosen to plant simply as green manure, being returned to the soil to infuse it with a natural source of nitrogen.
Recipes that include Mauve Runner Shelling Beans. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Big Oven||Stew of Shrimp And Runner Beans|
|San Diego Foodstuff||Three-Bean Summer Salad with Warm Beef Bacon Vinaigrette|
|Healthy Green Kitchen||Runner Bean Salad with Radicchio, Radish and Red Onion|