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Phaseolus vulgaris


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): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Candy

Candy has large pink kidney shaped seeds marked with red.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Vermont Cranberry

Vermont Cranberry has oval red seeds marked with purple.

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Price(s): $4.00
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): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 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): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
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): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 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): $4.00
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): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
Snowcap

Snowcap has large flat pods and large somewhat flattened seeds.

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Price(s): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
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.

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Price(s): $4.00
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 yellow pods are flat and the flat seeds are dark brown.

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Price(s): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
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): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 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): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Brittle Wax

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

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
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