From May 2017 through March 2018 we had a home in the hills of Ashland and this white soup bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) was derived from a volunteer from our home garden on Hillcrest Street. Seeds were saved and reproduced on our farm in Ojai, California.
Green pods can be eaten fresh, but are most ideal for shelling. Cooked beans are creamy in flavor and ideal for making baked beans.
Hillcrest is an annual bush bean that will produce dry beans 70-90 days from seed under ideal cultivation conditions. Start in the late spring and harvest by early summer. Plants do not require trellising.