Why Canned 'Horticultural Beans' Aren't on Store Shelves.

stickerweedAugust 25, 2009

Interesting reading. My Mom used to raise "horticultural beans" every year and I thought they were the best tasting beans ever!

My question is:

Why don't I ever see these sold as canned beans at the supermarket? I can't even find them as dried beans in a package. I have tried a can of Mayo Coba beans I purchased at a Spanish store in Nashville, TN. and they taste very similar to the horticultural beans Mother used to raise.

Can anyone tell me why stores don't carry these like other canned varieties? I would love to know why they don't.

Thank you!

Mike

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farmerdilla

Probably insuffienct demand. The shelf space relegated to canned goods has been on a downward spiral for several years. Groceries here carry them as dried beans but sometimes alternate with the similar flavored cranberry beans. There are multiple varieties in each category so finding the exact one your mother grew, will require that you remember some detail. They come in both bush and pole form, but only bush is grown for commercial purposes.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2009 at 8:03AM
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