These are all bush beans and are generally listed in order of earlier producing to later producing. They come in green, purple, red, or streaked pods but all turn green when cooked. Of course all beans can be used as dry beans even if the variety is more commonly grown as a fresh eating bean. If some of your beans get overripe before you manage to eat them fresh, let them ripen and dry on the plant to harvest them and eat as dry beans, or even use for seed for next year’s garden!
Venture is our earliest green bean. It is a Blue Lake type with long slim pods and yields well.Beans / Green Beans
Black Valentine is an heirloom variety dating back to around 1850. The slightly sprawling plants give a heavy yield of long pods.
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Florence is quite early, has extra slim pods and good flavour.Beans / Green Beans
Greencrop (AAS 1957) is a few days later than Florence and the plants produce a heavy yield of long (8”) flat pods. The seeds are white and fairly large so would likely be good as a dry bean as well.Beans / Green Beans
Record is a traditional Dutch princess type bean with round green shorter pods of excellent flavour.Beans / Green Beans
Montano is an improved Record with a heavier yield of longer pods with slower seed development.Beans / Green Beans
Mr. Fearn’s has been grown in England for most of the past century. The plants are sprawling with short runners and the seeds are black.
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Blue Bloom is an old strain from the Tennessee Hills. The small flat seeds are pale with dark spots and streaks.Beans / Green Beans
E-Z Pick is a green bean which has pods that are easy to detach from the plant.Beans / Green Beans
Remus is easier to pick as its pods are held somewhat above the leaves.Beans / Green Beans
Jade is a mid-season variety with long slim intense green pods that hold well on the plant.Beans / Green Beans
Our main crop is Blue Lake, a heavy yielder with beans that remain tender and stringless for a long time.
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Jade green bean is a comparable substitute which is what we will send instead if you order Blue Lake currently.Beans / Green Beans
Admires is a European frenching bean with long, flat, inch-wide pods and large white seeds.Beans / Green Beans
Jumbo is a long variety with extra wide pods. Its seeds look like large pintos and could be used as dry beans.Beans / Green Beans
Blue Jay, apparently an out-cross of Comtesse de Chambord (see Filet Beans), is a fairly early producer of flat green pods streaked with purple, and is known for its sweet flavour. Seeds are blue-black streaked with tan with about a third of the seeds tan with dark streaks. Thanks to Shirley Bellows for sharing this seed with us. Variety not yet stable. Expect some variability in appearance of pods.Beans / Green Beans
Red Swan has flat short pods and plump tan seeds which would probably be good as a dry bean. The pod colour is old rose, which turns green during cooking. Bred by Robert Lobitz (1941-2006) from Minnesota; a selection from a cross between a purple snap bean and a pinto.Beans / Green Beans
Royalty (1957), as all three of our purple beans, has round slim pods that turn green when cooked. It was bred at the University of New Hampshire by Elwyn Meader. It is the earliest and lowest yielding of our three purple beans.Beans / Green Beans
Purple Queen, as all three of our purple beans, has round slim pods that turn green when cooked. Out of the three, it is the variety we have been growing the longest.Beans / Green Beans
Purple Teepee, as all three of our purple beans, has round slim pods that turn green when cooked. It is the latest and heaviest yielding of the three, and holds its pods somewhat above the leaves and therefore makes for easier picking.Beans / Green Beans
Triumph de Farcy is the standard French variety, very early with long slim pods heavily streaked with purple.Beans / Green Beans / Filet Beans
Fin de Bagnols is a traditional long podded variety.Beans / Green Beans / Filet Beans
The pods of Deuil Fin Precoce are long and large and heavily streaked with purple. The large seeds are buff speckled with purple.Beans / Green Beans / Filet Beans
Delinel is a modern black seeded variety that yields well.Beans / Green Beans / Filet Beans
Aramis produces a good yield of medium length slim pods.Beans / Green Beans / Filet Beans
Tavera has very short plants and pods, and small white seeds.Beans / Green Beans / Filet Beans