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Violet’s Multi-Colored Butter Beans – Our Shared Seed Stories

By Nancy Redfeather

2020 #1


I’ll admit it, I have creepy childhood memories of my mother serving canned green lima beans at dinner. When she was engaged in conversation with my father at the table, I would feed them one by one to my dog Dotty, who was somehow always lying under my chair. They were mealy and tasteless. So when I saw the amazing rainbow of colors of the Violet’s Multi-colored Butter Bean, (also a Lima Bean) I was enthralled but extremely cautious! The colors were cream, beige, red-brown, and violet purple with speckles and swirls. OK so they’re beautiful, but how do they taste?

So I decided to grow them.