Papa de Rola Bean
Plain cooked Papa de Rola beans in a small serving bowl
Rancho Gordo

Papa de Rola Bean

Regular price $ 7.25

Mild with a creamy interior, this rare heirloom is ready to be put to work in your favorite soup or chowder. 

Suggestions: Soups, chowders, pot beans, dips

This small and mysterious heirloom is thought to be bred in Portugal and also goes by the name of Dove's Breast. Their beautiful markings resemble Snowcap Beans, but the beans themselves are small and round. 

The cooked beans are soft and melt-in-your-mouth smooth. They are mild enough that they'll take on any of the flavors you use during cooking. The best celery, carrot, onion and garlic from the farmers market with a little extra virgin olive oil would make anyone happy. A spicy Portuguese sausage would be a nice companion! 

You can use Papa de Rola as a replacement for Navy beans, Yellow Eyes, or Snowcaps. 

Latin name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Country of production: USA


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