The borlotti bean is a variety of common bean first bred in Colombia as the cargamanto. It is also known as the cranberry bean, Roman bean, romano bean, saluggia bean, gadhra bean or rosecoco bean. The bean is a medium to large tan or hazelnut-colored bean splashed or streaked with red, magenta or black. Very tall variety, grows to 3m height. Abundant and prolific cropper. Best eaten when fully developed but still tender bean, pod is not of culinary value. Can be harvested when dry and stored dry.