Tiger's Eye Bean

SKU: 1442
$3.95 to $9.35

Item Details

Originally from Chile or Argentina. Wonderfully rich flavor and smooth texture. Very tender skins almost disappear when cooked. Great for chili or refried beans. Can also be used as fresh shell beans. Productive 24" plants.

  • 80-90 days
  • ±650 seeds/lb
  • Conventional
  • Bush habit
  • Shell or dry bean
  • Rich flavor and smooth texture

This variety works for:

  • Soup
  • Refried beans

These beans like to be cooked long and slow at low heat. You can substitute these beans in any recipe calling for white or pinto beans such as soup or stew.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest snap beans frequently for increased yields. Leave some pods on the vine and harvest when completely mature for dry beans.

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

Ratings & Reviews

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Beautiful beans!


So pleased with these! This was my first year growing beans to dry and the tiger eye did not disappoint. 1 packet produced 7lbs of dried beans and that was after i picked some for fresh eating. Will definitely be growing these again.

Prolific, wonderful taste, slight vining habit.


These are so prolific and they taste great! One thing, they have always had a semi-pole habit when I grow them. The vines they produce are not nearly as long as true pole beans or runner beans, but in my experience they need some trellising.

A great bean!


Tiger Eye grew wonderfully in Northern Minnesota this summer. Great germination and the pods dried on the plant. I got a pound of beans from planting a packet of bean seeds. Now I look for recipes for them!

Good pole bean


Pole bean, definitely not a bush. In zone 8/NE Texas they were productive and ready in 60 days. I’m going to try for a second round of them since they matured so early! Very beautiful beans.