Jacobs Cattle bean seed AKA Trout - 15 seeds - Heirloom Non-GMO - Organic (Phaseolus vulgaris)


Shipping to United States: $2.60

- 15 seeds of Jacob's Cattle bean (also known as Trout, Phaseolus vulgaris) grown by us here at Four Oak Farm in 2021
- Instructions (document on the web)

"Originates from the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. The Passamaquoddy indigenous people of Maine were said to have given some as a gift to Joseph Clark, the first Caucasian child born in Lubec, Maine in the 1600s. Even through the late 1900s, this bean had a very local distribution limited to the northeastern United States, and particularly Maine, and Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Jacob’s Cattle Bean is described as fruity, rich, and nutty. They are dense and meaty in texture, holding their shape well under long cooking times and maintaining their distinctive flavor even with heavy seasoning. For this reason, the bean is often utilized in soups and stews. This variety of bean is also renowned for its aroma that is unlocked through long cooking. The water used to soak and cook the beans—the ‘pot liquor’—is often utilized and enjoyed along with the cooked bean."

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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.

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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 (6)


Very fresh seeds, they are already starting to grow!

Took a little but to germinate but sprouting nicely now

Fast shipping. Im thankful to have instructions and info available to root the cuttings. I’m extremely satisfied with my products. Thank you

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