Enormous, thick-skinned runner beans with a surprisingly creamy interior. One of Rancho Gordo's all-time best sellers, it's a versatile giant that works in all kinds of cuisines. A true pantry staple.
A hand-harvested crop straight from Europe into your pantry. Giant, fat, white runner beans that are creamier and more luxurious than Greek and Spanish gigandes and a little denser than traditional Italian coronas. Royal Corona beans can replace any white bean, but be prepared to be astounded by how big they are when cooked. Fully cooked, they can be a little starchy but you can also keep cooking until they reach the creamy point.
The Royal Corono represents Rancho Gordo's first venture outside of the Americas (although this bean's origins are clearly in Mexico). This giant legume was created in Mesoamerica, bred in Italy, and grown in Poland.
Martha Rose Shulman praised them in the New York Times: "Royal Coronas are large white European runner beans that are similar to Greek gigandes but bigger, richer and sturdier. They are about twice the size of a lima bean and, unlike many other large white beans, the skin doesn’t slip off when you soak them."