90 to 100 days — Although now commonly referred to simply as 'Navy' beans, into the middle part of the twentieth century they were more commonly known as "Navy Peas." This name is in reference to it being a staple food stock for the American Navy in the early years.
Originally cultivated by the Native Americans in New York State, these small white beans remain one of the oldest varieties in cultivation. Also known as 'Boston Pea' or 'Navy Pea Bean'.
The bushy plants grow eighteen to twenty four inches tall and are very productive. The pods are about four inches long containing five to seven small, pure white seeds that are meaty and stay firm when cooked. They are an excellent choice for soups and baking. Stays firm even after reheating!
Like many families looking for ways to save money while still providing us healthy meals, my mother cooked a lot of 'Navy' beans, sometimes with a ham hock thrown in, while we were growing up. 'Navy' beans are also a great choice, and commonly used, for baked beans. Each packet contains one ounce, which is approximately 120 seeds.