This rare heirloom bean dates back to the early 1800's and received its name from the Appaloosa ponies of the Nez Perce tribe with the same speckled markings. Front portion of the bean is ivory colored; the other end is speckled with purple and mocha and is a favorite among Native Americans in the Northwest. The plants grow 24" and the beans can be harvested early and eaten as a snap bean or kept on the vine and dried for use baked or in soups and chilies. Flavor is slightly herbaceous, full and rich flavor. Bush habit, 85 days.