BUSH BEANS(Phaseolus vulgaris)
800BLACK VALENTINECert. BD/OG48-55 days.HEIRLOOM from pre-1850. 6-6.5 in. dark green pods. Hardy, vigorous and good for both early plantings and main season crops. Does well under adverse conditions. In our garden it outgrew weeds after the initial weeding. 803CONTENDERCert. BD/OG44-55 days.Our earliest green bean. Standard 6-8 in. green bean. Good heat, drought and disease resistance. Excellent yields of quality beans. It has stood well without rot in wet seasons. 805GOLDEN ROCKYCert. BD/OG44-55 days.Heavy yields of 6 in. tender yellow wax bush beans. An excellent variety with good cold tolerance. Good for freezing. 807PROVIDER PREMIUMCert. BD/OG48-54 days.Early maturing. Germinates well in cool soil. 5-7 in. green pods. We're always amazed at the number of pickings and the incredible yields of quality beans from this old favorite. The Premium has been additionally selected in our own gardens. 808ROYAL BURGUNDYCert. BD/OG50-60 days.Vigorous erect plants with 5-6 in. long, slender, round, deep purple pods that turn green when cooked. The beautiful purple pods make picking easy!
POLE BEANS(Phaseolus vulgaris)
814RATTLESNAKECert. BD/OGBeautiful and productive pole beans with green and red stripy-speckled pods, can be picked very young for eating whole or as fresh shelling beans once the beans have swelled in the pods. We are very excited to be able to offer this variety! 810RED NOODLECert. BD/OG(Vigna unguiculata)Long Burgundy Noodle-like beans form from beautiful pale lilac blossoms on vigorously climbing vines. This Asian noodle bean performed very well in our garden and cooking trials, tasters agreed that it had great texture when cooked, and added an pleasant color to stir-fries and soups. Kids love to pick this curious bean, and, as a gardener friend pointed out, the color and length of the bean make harvesting easier, and your bowl fills faster! Does best in warm climates, but also did very well in the cool, rainy NY summer. 812EARLY RISERCert. BD/OG40-55 days.Extremely early Romano-type pole bean. Flat, green 8-10 in. long pods on vigorous vines up to 6-10 ft. Young pods are a real treat fresh, steamed or chopped into a stir-fry. Does well in northern climates with a long harvesting season from early summer to frost. We like them straight off the vine! 811AUNT ADA'S ITALIANCert. BD/OG55-60 days.HEIRLOOM came to Colorado from Italy with the Botanelli family circa 1900. 6 ft. vines with a prolific set of small 3 in. flattened pods. In summer, we can hardly let a meal go by without including this delectable green bean. The taste is best if picked when the outline of the beans are bulging in the green pod, and steamed about 15 to 20 minutes; it's like a small buttery snap lima bean. When we shared this variety with friends, they said it was the best green bean they'd ever eaten! This is a great dual purpose bean, see Soup Beans for more info. This is the same bean as the Soup bean, but there are different growing/cooking instructions. 813FORTEXCert. BD/OG60-70 days.Extra long, round, green pods can be picked at 7 inches for an extra tender fillet, but grow up to 11 inches. The tall vines need help climbing, which we do by tying a string horizontally to pull the vines over onto the trellis as they grow. Good both fresh and for freezing. 824SCARLET RUNNERCert. BD(Phaseolus coccineus)65-75 days.Pole bean with vines up to 6-8 ft. producing flattened sweet green snap pods best when 6 in. long. Colorful maroon and black seed. Delightful bright red flowers attract humming birds. A summer garden favorite in the British Isles.
SOUP BEANS(Phaseolus vulgaris)
811AUNT ADA'S ITALIANCert. BD/OG55-60 days.HEIRLOOM came to Colorado from Italy with the Botanelli family circa 1900. 6 ft. vines with a prolific set of small 3 in. flattened pods. This wonderful dual-purpose pole bean is delicious both as a green bean (see pole beans for prep) and as a dried bean. Allow beans to fully ripen and pods to turn brown for use as a dried bean. In the Falll and Winter, the unusual square tan beans are delicious dried and cooked as soup beans. 815BLACK TURTLECert. BD/OG85-105 days.HEIRLOOM used in Black Turtle Soup for over 150 years. Bushy plants with good yields of small black seed. Delicious for soups, baked beans or bean spread.
|5 lb$35.00| 800BLACK VALENTINECert. BD/OG48-55 days.HEIRLOOM frompre-1850. Dual purpose bean, wonderful as a green bean, and also a great soup bean, we recently heard that this bean was the secret ingredient in a bean connoisseur’s chili, since it holds its shape so well. Even after being on the stove all day it still looks like a bean. Hardy and vigorous. Does well under adverse conditions. 820JACOB'S CATTLECert. BD/OG80-100 days.HEIRLOOM of ancient times. A beautiful baking and soup bean. White seeds speckled with deep maroon. A jar of Jacob's Cattle is a delicious ray of summer garden art in winter. Dependable with excellent yields. 823NODAK PINTOCert. BD/OG85-105 days.Seed is beige with brown speckles. Used for soups and refried beans. This variety is high yielding and early! Ripens one or two weeks earlier than other pinto varieties. Grown on the Northern Nebraska Plains. It can develop very long runners in warm wet conditions. 831DAVIS FAMILY BLENDCert. BD/OG75 days.Vigorous 3 foot plant. Harvest plump, green pods before any yellowing from late August into September. Pale green or yellow seeds. Can be boiled in the pod when young and tender. Called edamame in Japanese cuisine. A favorite from the Davis family's community supported farm.