The hutterite bean is an heirloom bean brought over to the United States. It was, and still is, grown by the Hutterite population along the Canadian border of Montana. It has many advantages over other similar beans. For instance, it has an extremely short cook time(20 minutes) and is an early harvest bean. These factors alone have always made it a staple of the northern climates. The hutterite beans appearance is similar to a black eyed pea with a smaller eye and yellow to green hue.