Tiger’s Eye shelling beans are known for their beautifully patterned seeds or beans contained within the bean pods of the plant which when mature, replicates its namesake. Pods can be harvested when young and used as a snap bean when pods are tender and pale green to yellow in color. If allowed to mature the pods will turn to a dusty yellow hue and swell from the mature beans contained inside. Beans when fresh are a creamy white with swirls of cranberry red. Once fully mature and dried beans turn their signature tan hue and the tiger-like swirls a darker maroon/brown. Offering a nutty and rich bean flavor the texture of Tiger’s Eye beans is creamy when cooked and the thin skins of the beans tend to dissolve and the beans fall apart.
|Lighting||Full, 6-8 Hours Per Day|
|Water||Steady: 6 Gallons / Week|
|Maturity||Moderate: 55-70 Days Harvest|
|Plant Placement||16 Plants, 8 Per Row|