Calypso bean seed AKA Orca, Yin-yang, Pickle - Heirloom Non-GMO - Organic (Phaseolus vulgaris) - Packed for 2022


Shipping to United States: $2.60

- 10 seeds of Calypso bean (also known as Orca, Yin-Yang or Pickle bean, Phaseolus vulgaris) grown by us here at Four Oak Farm in 2021
- Instructions URL (document on the web)

"Open Pollinated. Bush type plant produces good yields of beans. Excellent choice for home gardens. The Orca bean is also known as "Calypso Bean" or the “Yin Yang” bean. An heirloom bean from Mexico which are a natural type of kidney bean hybrid. It is a distinctive coloured bean with its striking contrast of black and white. Beans grow on a sturdy bush type plant that averages 38-45cm (15-18”) tall with a spread that is 40-51cm (16-20”) wide. Usually there are 4-5 beans per pod. Orca beans double in size when cooked and have a smooth texture: 1 cup of dried beans = 2 cups of cooked beans. Excellent for soups and cooked beans."

We are Four Oak Farm, a small registered organic family farm in Northern California; we use no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Check our other listings for more available plants. Check us out on Instagram @fouroakfarm

Shipments are made promptly via USPS. PO boxes are acceptable but you must ensure timely pickup at your PO. If your area is still at freezing temperatures, please do NOT order cold sensitive plants or roots (such as yacon)

We guarantee viability of plant material received (so long as not left in a mailbox for prolonged period or left to freeze in inclement weather)

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Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-6 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions

What if a plant arrives non-viable or damaged in shipping?

Unfortunately sometimes shipping is not kind to plants but don't worry, just notify me within 48hr of delivery and I can send replacements to you

Can I pick up my order locally?

Yes you can pick up locally (off of Todd Rd south of Santa Rosa). Send me a message to coordinate the pick up and I will refund any shipping costs

Sizing details

I do my best to provide material that matches listing photos but because plants naturally vary, I do not guarantee size of cuttings/tuber/etc

Can you delay shipping my order until X date?

No, sorry. Because of the complexity it adds to my workflow, I cannot delay orders. Please place your order when you are ready for it to be sent

I'm a beginner; should I order cuttings?

No. Rooting cuttings is generally only for experienced growers with ideal conditions. I do not recommend it for beginners

Reviews (7)


Great order very happy with it

Everything arrived 4 days from the time I ordered Thursday to a Monday. Every plant and or seed was alive and not damaged. They did a great job with the packaging also. Wonderful job.

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