Small, dense yet velvety bean that holds its shape and provides a rich bean broth. Also known as Yellow Indian Woman bean.
What a great bean this is! It's quick growing and unique tasting. It goes by a few different names, including Yellow Indian Woman.
At the farmers markets, this is the bean that seems to attract more people than any other. Whether it's the name, the beautiful gold color or the small, bullet size, who can say? The good news is that the bean is as delicious as it looks.
Buckeye is incredibly creamy, almost more like a classic black turtle bean than anything else. It's dense without being intense, if that makes sense. It's thought to be originally from Montana, known for its short growing season.
Suggestions: Salads, soups, pot beans, casseroles, dips, baked beans, Chili
Steve Sando founded Rancho Gordo on the idea that saving our New World foods is a critical pursuit; passion for heirloom beans has made this business a huge success. Sando’s beans are sought after by famous chefs like Thomas Keller and he’s frequently profiled in publications such as Bon Appetit, Saveur, and the New York Times. In reintroducing the best of the New World heirloom beans, Sando has created a sensation, and food-lovers everywhere will relish transforming this humble staple into a celebrated delicacy.
Photos by Steve Sando