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Pole Bean: Weber’s Dinkelbuhn
Phaseolus vulgaris
One of the rarest of all Pennsylvania traditional heirloom pole beans, seeds for this bean were discovered under the attic flooring of the now demolished 1770s Heini Weber house at Weaverland (Weberthal), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is a pole bean that probably traces to the Native Americans (Lenape) who inhabited the site prior to Mennonite settlement. Its Pennsylvania Dutch name derives from the fact that in the 1700s it was cooked with cracked whole grain spelt to make a healthy farmhouse porridge. Minimum 25 seeds. 

 Germination 92%. Packed for 2024. LOTRW2023-BN147.