A One Pound Bag of Rancho Gordo Acoyote Morado Beans on a white background. Red and white label. Additional text on bag reads: The Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project. These rare beans are the result of our two companies working together to help small family farmers in Mexico continue to grow their indigenous beans, despite international trade policies that seem to discourage genetic diversity & local food traditions.

Rancho Gordo - Ayocote Morado - Heirloom Bean

Regular price$7.25

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Pickup Hours

Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment Only

Pickup Location

11811 Monterey Hwy, San Martin, CA 95046


This thick-skinned runner bean is pretty and very large. It's starchy but goes from dense to creamy with continued cooking.

The staff here often refers to Ayocote Morado as a "gateway bean." Once you start, you get hooked. Its big, beefy texture is a good fit for those trying to cut out meat and eat a more plant-based diet, or for vegetarians looking for a hearty meal. Ayocote Morados provide a deep, bouillon-flavored bean broth, making them ideal for soups.

Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, the Ayocote family was one of the first cultivated crops of the Americas. They are grown all over central and northern Mexico. If you plant them, you can enjoy the flowers, eat the pods as a broad bean, or shell them fresh for shelling beans.

16 Oz (453g)