Montezuma’s Red

Montazuma’s Red Bush Bean

Heirloom Type: Bush Beans

Alternative names:  Mexican Red, Small Reds, Montezuma Red Twinner, Montezuma Red, Montezumas Red

Origins:  California in 1880s.  Origins from Aztec

Characteristics: Very prolific.  Dried beans are dark red and 1-1/2″ in size.  Popular in Southern cooking for refried beans and beans with rice.

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Availability: Difficult to find, except someone easier in California where it was once quite popular.

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