They are grown for dried beans.
Steuben Yellow Beans are off-white in colour. On one side, they have a white eye, with a large butterscotch-brown splotch around the eye, sometimes covering the entire side.
They are oval and plump.
In New England, Steuben Yellow Beans are used for Baked Beans; in the American South, they are sometimes used for “Hoppin John.”
Steuben Yellow Beans hold their shape and coloration after cooking
Simmer soaked Steuben Yellow Beans for 2 hours; pressure-cook soaked ones for 20 to 25 minutes.
Navy Beans, Great Northern Beans.
1 pound (450 g), dry = 3 cups, cooked
1 cup, dry = 2 1/4 cups, cooked
Steuben Yellow Beans were being grown in New England by the 1860s.