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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).

True Red Cranberry

True Red Cranberry is a traditional New England variety with dark red, almost round seeds that are used as a dry bean.

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

Painted Lady (1827 or earlier) has bi-coloured red and white flowers, and brown and tan seeds.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Scarlet Emperor

Scarlet Emperor (1906) is an early tall red-flowered variety with black and pink seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
White Half Runner

White Half Runner is one of the shorter and earlier varieties, and is white seeded.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Dwarf Bees

Dwarf Bees has compact plants and numerous bright red flowers, making it a wonderfully decorative edible plant.

OUT OF STOCK FOR THE REST OF 2018

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Pickwick Dwarf

Pickwick Dwarf has short runners and red flowers.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Henderson Bush

Henderson Bush Lima was introduced in 1889 by the Peter Henderson Company of New York. Dwarf bush plants grow like regular bush beans. One of the earliest maturing limas, tasty and tender eaten as a fresh shell bean. Can also be used as a dry bean.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Tongue of Fire

Tongue of Fire is a dwarf early variety whose buff seeds are streaked with red.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
White Horticultural

White Horticultural has pods streaked with purple but the large, almost round seeds are white. The plants have short runners.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Vermont Cranberry

Vermont Cranberry has oval red seeds marked with purple.

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

Candy has large pink kidney shaped seeds marked with red.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Scarlet Beauty

Scarlet Beauty has large dark red kidney shaped beans mottled with lighter red.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
French Horticultural

French Horticultural likes to climb but seems to do well sprawling on the ground. The large, almost round seeds are an attractive buff splashed with purple.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Great Northern

Jim’s father and grandfather were growing Great Northern in the thirties. It is a large, flat, white bean, the earliest we grow but unfortunately not a heavy yielder.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Arikara Yellow

Arikara Yellow, grown by the First Nations people of the Dakotas, is almost as early as Great Northern and a much better producer. The round slim pods have five or six light yellow-brown seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Jacob’s Cattle

Jacob’s Cattle has long pods containing large kidney-shaped seeds that are white with irregular red splotches.

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

Kahl is a yellow-green bean shaped like a navy bean but almost twice as large. They are our fastest cooking beans. A few days later than Great Northern.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Norwegian Brown

Norwegian Brown looks like a smaller, skinnier kidney bean. It is earlier than any kidney bean we have tried.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Dutch Brown

Dutch Brown has plump, oval, light golden-brown seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Low’s Champion

Low’s Champion is considered to be an all-purpose bean — snap, fresh or dry shell. The medium length flat pods produce round red seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Black Coco

Black Coco has medium-sized, round, solid black seeds that cook up wonderfully soft. When cooked, the seeds resemble large puffed up raisins or small round chocolates.

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

Orca bean is also known as Yin Yang or Calypso. The seeds are half black, half white with one or two black dots in the white portion of the seed. A lovely round dry bean that apparently comes from Mexico.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Pepa de Zapallo

Pepa de Zapallo is a beautiful bean originally from Chile. Large flattened kidney shape seed, golden colour with maroon swirls. Can be used as a fresh shelling bean or as a dry bean.

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

Flageolet is a slim white to light green bean that is used in all French dry bean dishes.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Painted Pony

Painted Pony has slim pods you might try as a snap bean when they are young. Seeds are white at one end and brown at the other with slightly more brown than white.

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