Snowcap Beans

Snowcap-beans

Finally, after several attempts, we have a good crop of the rather famous Snowcap bean. Not a lot, but enough to save some seed and offer the extra here. They’re one of the prettiest beans of all, I must say!

Snowcap-beans-cu

They look like cranberry beans dipped in white chocolate! They’re big and bold and when cooked, taste not unlike potatoes, but the texture is silky smooth. Odd and unusual!

Snowcap-beans-cooked

Snowcaps at the Rancho Gordo site.

All of the pots are from BRAM Cookware in Sonoma, by the by.

4 Comments on Snowcap Beans

  1. I’ve been pestered all year to get more of those eye of goats so when I saw them in the store, I pounced. They did not disappoint, nor did Linda who sold then to us and delighted my mom who was visiting.

  2. I cooked the snowcaps yesterday and they were wonderful! Couldn’t get over how creamy they were. My nine year old granddaughter asked for three servings. Thanks for such a good product.

  3. Someone brought me some of these beans. I love them but we are in Europe, any tips on growing them? Appreciated.

  4. Growing beans of any type is very easy. Plant seeds 2 weeks after last frost in soil with good drainage. Sow in a row 8″ apart. Some like to grow their beans on a ridge, claiming the root zone is warmer and cannot be over-watered as easily. Generally speaking, a fifty foot row will yield ten pounds of dry beans, although each variety is different. I personally fertilize before planting, usually by roto-tilling in a few bags of sheep manure. Ladybugs are an excellent way to keep aphids off of your beans, and can be attracted with cilantro among other plants. Good luck!

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