(Bush) Dry Bean A rare heirloom bean from the Arikara Nation of the Dakota area. It was utilized by Lewis and Clark on their expedition. Can be used as young green bean, but is also an excellent dry bean. An early and productive bean.
(Pole) Can be used as snap (stringless) or dried bean. Very productive almost round pretty half red, half white bean.
(Pole) Vigerous pole bean can reach 8'. Portugese heirloom brought to Canada many years ago by Berta Talaska. Wide flat green bean pods up to 8" long. Can be used as a snap, shelly or dried bean. Large, red with white speckling bean seeds.
(Bush) bean that gets to be about 18-24" tall and produces many round 5" long pods. Traditionally used as dry bean, they are a large round black bean with good flavour. Can also be used as a green bean. This French Heirloom has purple striped green pods.
(Bush) 55 days fresh, 70 days dry. Very productive plants generate bright green snaps and jet black dry soup beans. The slender pods are very tasty. Introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1897, these plants produce masses of delicious, tender, straight, 6" long green beans very early in the season. It's known for its hardiness and ability to grow in adverse growing conditions.
(Bush) Heirloom bean from Tennessee Hills. Good producer of 4" green pods. When dry, the small seeds are beige with black spots and striping.
(Bush) 60 days snap; 90 days dry. This is an extremely rare heirloom bean that was originally preserved and re-introduced by Seeds of Diversity Canada and the Everdale Environmental Learning Centre in Ontario. This bean is very prolific, harvested green for a sweet, tender taste or left to dry on the bush. Giving a rich-tasting dry bean, navy blue mottled with tan markings.
(Bush) 55 days. A very productive French heirloom, slender, pale yellow pods with a light, delicate flavor. Name translates to butter of Rocquencourt.
(Bush) Can be used early for snap bean or at shelly stage. However, this Canadian heirloom is best used as a dry bean. The red kidney shaped beans are excellent in soup, chili or anything that calls for dry beans. Appearing in seed catalogues since late 1800's, at this time it is better known in Europe than Canada.
(Bush) Long wide flat pods, yellow with purple stripes are produced abundantly. Good flavour, fresh eating or can be used as dried beans.
(Bush) dried bean grows up to 20" high and produces well. Bean seeds are plump, oval, caramel coloured that retain their colour when cooked and are excellent in stews, soups and more!
(Bush) bean growing 14-16" high having 6" yellow beans with black seeds at maturity. Introduced in 1900 this string-less bean is a favourite with gardeners for many generations.
(Pole) A yellow Romano bean that produces long flat pods with no strings and good flavour. Best harvested at 5" to 6" long, with the plant producing a high yield. These are good for fresh eating and freezing.
(Pole) Heirloom yellow pole bean originally from Russia. Nellie Chernoff obtained seed in 1952 from a Russian woman and grew them in Saskatchewan. The yellow pods are supposed to have a mushroom-like taste when cooked, try them and see if you agree. Cooks up well as dried beans. These productive plants will let you grow for wax beans and dried beans in a small area.
(Pole) Known as Fall beans these are heirloom Appalachian beans. They can be used for "string" green beans, green shelled beans or dried beans. As a dried bean these are shiny, round, purple coloured smaller sized beans. Vigerous climber with very good production of beans. Originating in Magoffin County, Kentucky. They are also called October beans.
(Pole) My Great Grandma Ridsdale grew these beans before her passing in 1933. Grandma Ridsdale continued to grow them over the next 50 years or more. Aunt Nancy (her daughter) also began growing these beans and still plants them each year. They have now been grown by the Ridsdale family for over 90 years. We are pleased that the deer got a smaller share this year and we have seeds available for others to try. This vigorous pole bean reaches 8-10', keeps producing until frost kills the plant. Large flat, purple striped, green beans up to 10" long with 1" wide pods. Could be a large seeded Rattlesnake type, but the Rattlesnake that I grow, have a smaller plant, pods, and way smaller bean seeds.
(Bush with runners) Medium sized flat kidney shaped white beans used as dry bean for baking or soup. An old heirloom bean that has been listed by many of the old seed companies.
(Bush) Excellent heirloom dry bean used for baking or soup. Pretty white and red speckled bean. An old and popular Boston baking bean. Can also be used as a snap bean when young.
(Bush) Large almost round light yellow-green fast cooking bean. Great as baked or soup variety.
(Bush) Traditional Nova Scotian baking bean developed at Kentville, Nova Scotia. This early maturing plump dried bean is also good for soup.
(Bush) Introduced in 1884 by the Aaron Low Seed Company. Beautiful mahogany red oval beans are delicious as dried beans and the pods are good as a snap if picked young.
(Bush) Dry Bean This variety was given to me by a customer. After a few years of successful growing, we are pleased to offer them for others to enjoy . They are multi coloured seeds, some solid colours and some with swirl patterns ranging from deep pink to tan. A good producing plant with white flowers. These may be used green beans very young but are best used as dry beans resulting in great flavour for soups and stews.
(Bush) bean produces a heavy yield of slim 5" to 6" yellow pods on smaller plants. Black seeds.
(Pole) Dry bean variety, McCormick's Wonder produces a good yield of flat almost square pinkish tan seeds with pinto markings.
(Pole) This early producing green podded pole bean has good flavour. Large pods are stringless, flat 8" long and 1" wide. Tall 8' vigorous vines produce well, white seeds.
(Pole) Sturdy heavy yielding vigorous pole bean originating with First Nations. Produces large, oval, half white, half swirled tan red/brown seeds. As the name says, they are good soup beans.
(Bush) 50 days. The most reliable bush snap bean we have grown. Purple seed can tolerate cool soil for earlier sowing. A very popular, very early bush bean. Developed in 1976, it reliably produces heavy crops of round, fleshy pods in as little as 50 days. The plants are compact and adapt well to a variety of adverse growing conditions.
(Bush) bean with dark purplish green foliage, purple flowers and purple pods. String-less, good tasting fresh or from the freezer. The beans turn green when blanched or cooked. Good yields on vigorous plants.
(Bush) 51 days. Beautiful purple-black beans follow pretty mauve flowers on prolific, upright plants. Beans are produced at the top of the plant so harvesting is easy. Purple beans have an excellent flavour and turn green when cooked.
(Pole) Vigorous growing pole bean can reach 8' or more. Green with purple striping, the pods are about 6" long, abundantly produced and should be used young for best flavour. Can be used green or shelly stage or left and used as dried beans. This heirloom bean is also know as Preacher Bean.
(Bush) A pinky-red snap bean developed by Robert Lobitz as a cross of purple snap bean and a pinto bean. Like purple beans they turn green when cooked or blanched.
(Bush) 52 days. A French heirloom, germinates well in cool soils. Loads of long, straight, golden-yellow pods are produced early.
(Bush) Purple, flat pods produces lots of beans for fresh eating and or for dry use.
(Pole) Very good yields of extra large beans. Half white and half light tan with maroon dots and streaks. Excellent heirloom bean for soups or chili.
(Bush) Popular heirloom dry bean from New England. Heavy producer of large kidney shaped white bean with maroon soldier figure around the eye. Well know for use in baked beans.
(Bush) Long flat pink beans that may be used as snap or dried bean. Original plant discovered in a row of Sequoia beans, by an apprentice (Tanya) of Dan Jason, at Salt Spring Seeds.
(Bush) 45 days for snap; 70 days for dry. A very early bush bean, originally from Beauce County (Comte Beauce) in Quebec. It is an excellent short-season variety, producing prodigious amounts of beautiful, straight, green beans dashed with purple early in the season. Leave some on the bushes to dry and you have an attractive dry bean that is a deep tan colour with burgundy flecks.
(Bush) Bean originating from Tierra del Fuego in South America. Green pods are streaked with red. Can be used as snap beans when young or make great baked beans when dry. This bean is popular in Italy where it is known as Borlotto Linguadi Fuoco.
(Pole) The True Red Cranberry is a heritage seed variety. Beans are plump oval, and deep red. Pods are 12 cm long with 4-6 beans per pod. Plants grow to 2 m. Very old variety thought to be Native American in origin.
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