European Soldier Beans have a mild flavour, and keep their shape when cooked.
The markings will fade, though, unless the beans are slowly simmered.
The plant delivers high yields – 85 to 100 days from seed – and was popular in New England.
Simmer soaked beans for 60 to 90 minutes. Good for baked beans.
1 pound (450 g) = 4 to 5 cups, cooked
1 cup dry = 2 1/2 cups, cooked.