Calypso Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) This is a striking bean, resembling little Orca whales, hence the alternative name, ‘Orca Dry Bean’. Also called Ying Yang bean, this is a very unique Mexican heirloom born on compact bushes reaching no more than 18-20 inches in height. A dry bean that doubles in size when cooked. Calypso is easy to grow and harvest, making it perfect for the home gardener. Great in soups and stews!