Calypso Bean

SKU: 1423-P50

Item Details

(aka Yin Yang) Originally from the Caribbean. One of the best for baking and soups. Round black and white seeds with contrasting eye borne heavily on strong 15" plants. Averages 4-5 seeds per pod. Adapts well to all types of production areas.

  • 70-90 days
  • ±780 seeds/lb
  • Conventional
  • Bush bean
  • Dry bean
  • Black and white seeds
  • Adapts well to all types of production areas

This variety works for:

  • Baking
  • Soups

These beans liked to be cooked long and slow at low heat to keep their texture and flavor at it's peak. Try them in your favorite baked beans recipe.

Add these beans as a side to your favorite Caribbean dishes or toss them in to a bean stew with chicken, pork, or oxtail.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest dry beans when the pods are completely mature and dry.

  • Direct Seed: 2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1"
  • Rows Apart: 36-48"
  • Light: Full Sun

Incredible flavor but low yields


We loved the flavor, color, and size of these beans, but the germination rates were pretty low, as well as the yield per plant. I'm going to try again this season in case it was a soil or nutrient issue, and not the genetics of the plant.

Love ‘em!


Excellent flavor and yields. Very happy with this selection.

Gorgeous but low-yielding


I loved the 12 (twelve) beans I got from 15 plants I tended. Other beans did not have such issues in similar growing conditions. So sad, because they're gorgeous!

Soft bean


I like these beans! When cooked they mash easy. A little too easy. Turns brown. Guess that would make a good refried bean! Has a unique flavor.

Warm Weather Bean


First year iI have grown these. Slow to start and sprout, seems to like consistently warm temps. Vigorous plants, good germination. Not flowering yet, but may be a long season bean so I am very hopeful. Looking great at just 35 days.



I’ve grown this bean two years in a row. Although the germination rate is relatively low, I’m gonna keep growing this bean. Beautiful dried. This year I learned when to harvest to have a variety of meals from fresh maturity to dry. Yummy!

a family favorite!


These beans are just so beautiful. They are great in chili and soup and have been easy to grow for us for the past 3 years. No issues with germination or low yield here in northern Ohio.