Soldier Beans (also called European Soldier Beans or Red Eye Beans) have been a favorite dry bean in New England since the 1700s. A selection of Soldier Bean grown since the 1930s, Maine Sunset produce heavily over a longer time, keep well, and have a rich buttery flavor – excellent variety used as baked beans and any other dry bean use. Dry bush bean. 1-2 feet. 20 seeds.