When young, the bean pods can be used as a green bean but when allowed to mature further, it can be used as a shelling bean or as a dried bean.
The dried beans will be oval and creamy-white, with a tan patch on their sides.
85 to 90 days from seed.
Mostoller Wild Goose Beans should not be mistaken with other types of beans referred to as “Wild Goose Beans.”
Literature & Lore
You can probably discount any stories about Mostoller Wild Goose Beans being found inside a goose or pooped out of a goose. The story will vary as to when and where. Named “Mostoller”, some accounts say, after the family that found them.