The appaloosa bean takes its name from the appaloosa horse, because they have similar colored markings. They were grown in the Palouse area, New Mexico of southwestern United States as part of many Native American bands. Historically, southwestern Native-Americans were among the bean enthusiasts in the world. Appaloosas are related to pinto beans. Sometimes these beans are called Red Appaloosa; howr bean varieties have also been known to borrow the same titlee New Mexican Appaloosa, which is actually a different variety of bean.
It is a small long and narrow dried bean.