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Beans


Here you will find an array of bush and pole beans; green, yellow, purple and red podded beans as well as streaked podded beans; wide and narrow podded beans; beans used for fresh eating pod and all, fresh eating shell beans, and/or dry beans; and beans that are actually quite different from the regular Phaseolus vulgaris bean but still have some similarities (fava beans, soy beans, etc).

Comtesse de Chambord

Comtesse de Chambord is a French bean from the early 1800’s and one of the parents of Blue Jay. It produces a heavy yield of short (4”) slim pods, and has small white to pale green seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Keygold

Keygold, our earliest variety, has short plants covered with straight slender round pods.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Rocdor

Rodcor is also early with long yellow pods and black seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Major

Major is an early short variety which produces a heavy yield of slim pods. It is probably French in origin.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Golden Rod

Golden Rod is a mid-season good yielding variety.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Indy Gold

Indy Gold is a modern mid-season bean with round yellow pods with small green tips.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Pencil Pod Black Wax

Pencil Pod Black Wax was introduced in 1900 and is still popular.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Brittle Wax

Brittle Wax (1901) has pale golden pods and white seeds with a black figure around the hilum.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Dragon Tongue

You might call Dragon Tongue a wax horticultural bean as the flat yellow pods are streaked with purple. The pinto-like seeds are also fine eating either fresh or dried.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Northeaster

Northeaster gives a heavy yield of very long flat green beans and is early for a pole bean.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Purple Pole Bean

Purple Pole Bean has wide flat pods that turn green when cooked, and tan seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Blauhilde

Blauhilde gives a heavy yield of long, fleshy, round to oval purple pods.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Goldmarie

Goldmarie is a wonderful wax bean similar to Northeaster. It has long flat yellow pods, is a heavy yielder, and is perhaps slightly earlier than Northeaster.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Fetterly

Fetterly did well in 2017, growing to about 8′ on a fence and had a heavy yield of long green round pods.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake is a good producer of long pods streaked with purple. Pick fairly young as the pods form strings. Seeds are tan with purple markings.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Cherokee Trail-of-Tears

Cherokee Trail-of-Tears is named for the forced migration, in the winter of 1838-39, of the Cherokee from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the course of which several thousand died. It has vigorous plants that give a heavy yield of slim pods somewhat shorter than the other varieties listed here. Green pods turning purple as they mature will develop strings if they are not picked promptly. Seeds are glossy black and can also be eaten as a dry bean.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Grandma Nellie’s

Grandma Nellie’s was brought from Russia to Western Canada early in the 20th century. The edible pods are flat and the flat seeds are dark brown.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Oregon Giant

Oregon Giant has very long thick somewhat irregular flattened pods, streaked with purple. It is quite early and a good yielder which needs to be picked promptly as it develops strings. Seeds are large, kidney shaped, tan with purple markings. This approximately 100 year old bean is still very popular on the west coast.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Cascade Giant

Cascade Giant (1990) was developed by Dr. James Baggett from a cross between Oregon Giant and Oregon Trail (a bush Blue Lake type). It has longer round pods, smaller seeds and is stringless.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Stella

Stella is quite early, and has flat green pods and pale buff seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Snowcap

Snowcap has large flat pods and large somewhat flattened seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Aunt Jean’s

Aunt Jean’s is a beautiful half-red and half-white bean that is almost round. It is good as a dry bean.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Odawa Soup

Odawa Soup is a tall, heavy yielding bean that comes from First Nations peoples. The pods are broad, and the seeds are large and oval, half white, half pinto coloured.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Mostoller Wild Goose

Mostoller Wild Goose has large, mainly white seeds with a large buff and brown patch around the hilum. The plants have short runners. This variety dates back over one hundred years.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
McCormick’s Wonder

McCormick’s Wonder gives a good yield of flat almost square pinkish tan seeds with pinto markings.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
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