85-95 days. CBM. Europeans have been enjoying Borlotto type hard-shelled beans for many years, but these meaty, rich, very flavorful beans are not well known here. Well, Solista is out to change all that! You will absolutely love these beans, both for their generous yields and easy long-term storage to their full, "real bean" bite!This pole-type (vining) plant sets masses of 9-inch long pods over a very long and productive season. The pods are slender and cream-colored with heavy maroon striping and streaking. Each contains 8 or 9 kidney-shaped seeds of creamy white flecked with pink. Scrumptious!To harvest the beans…
GB Cultural info: W, H/Matures 8-9/Harvest 12/Yield 30+-108+/Spacing 6"/ DAYS TO MAT: 50-77 days SEEDS PER PACKET: 85 SOURCE CODE: O APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14 PLANTING DEPTH: 1" WHEN TO PLANT: Spring and Summer PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: A vigorous climbing variety that requires at least 6' to climb. We suggest soaking the seeds 8 hours before planting to speed germination. Plant seeds 6" apart after soil is warm. Matures in 8 weeks. Harvest well cultivated but weed shallowly to avoid the roots. This variety dislikes very warm weather, so if temps above 85F are expected plant where there will be…
GB Cultural info: W, H/Matures 8-9/Harvest 12/Green Yield 30-108/Spacing 6"/ DAYS TO MAT: 40-55 days SEEDS PER PACKET: 85 SOURCE CODE: C APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14+ PLANTING DEPTH: 1" WHEN TO PLANT: Summer PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Bush bean. Start in flats/pots or seed directly 6" apart in well composted soil after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed to 60-70 degrees. Should have PH 6 or above. Keep well watered or apply mulch to control moisture. Keep well weeded or mulched avoid damaging the roots with hoe or cultivator. Succession sow every 2-3 weeks through mid summer…
Latin name: Phaseolus vulgaris L. GB Cultural info: WW/Matures 8-9/Harvest 12/Yield green 30-108, dry 4-24/Spacing 6 / Days to Maturity: 57-65 Seed code: O Seeds per pkt: 85 Description: 60 days. Dragon’s Tongue, Horticultural Wax. Beautiful 8”, flat, creamy yellow pods covered with thin purple stripes. Crisp, stringless pods keep their high quality long after maturity. Pods turn red for dry, shelling phase. Excellent flavor - a favorite with our garden staff. Heavy producer. C
Latin name: Phaseolus vulgaris L. GB Cultural info: WW/Matures 8-9/Harvest 12/Yield green 30-108, dry 4-24/Spacing 6/ Area 13 Days to Maturity: 85-95 Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 85 Description: A variety of colors and flavors of bean for dry storage. All bush varieties. C $2.75
Extraordinaire! A French bean that's bigger and tastier- a new classic. A gourmet's delight, this stringless French variety is everything you wish for in a bean: tender, green, mildly sweet, nutty, meaty, savory. Wildly popular in France (the French know beans), you can pick them from 6 up to 11". Vigorous growth requires sturdy stakes.
Plants yield early and need no support. One packet has 2 oz. of seed unless noted, and will sow a row of about 20 ft; one pound sows about 160 ft. Our seed is not treated. The delicious, rich flavor of these thin, straight, tender beans is unlike any other. Easy to grow, they reach their flavor peak at 5-7" long and a mere 3/8" wide. Dark green pods are streaked with purple. Produces heavily. Burpee Exclusive. Sun.
Latin name: Cicer arientinum GB Cultural info: WW,HW/Matures 9/Harv 8/Yield dry 4-24/Spacing 4 / Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 100 Description: This versatile legume can be grown as a cover or fodder crop, as well as for its protein-rich beans. Fixes nitrogen (use SIN-9390, garbanzo inoculant.). starts slowly in cold soil, so keep weeded. Young leaves, shoots and pods are cooked. Bushy, upright plants are drought tolerant and should be given no water after flowering ceases. If rain during harvest, pull whole plants and dry under cover, easily threshed and stored.
Plants yield early and need no support. One packet has 2 oz. of seed unless noted, and will sow a row of about 20 ft; one pound sows about 160 ft. Our seed is not treated. Very high yields of crisp, ultra-sweet wax beans are borne on compact and unusually upright plants. The beans grow together in clusters that make harvest a snap. Beans are 5-5½" long.
Latin name: Phaseolus vulgaris L. GB Cultural info: WW/Matures 8-9/Harvest 12/Yield green 30-108, dry 4-24/Spacing 6 / Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 85 Description: 40-50 days. Extra early, widely adapted green bean. Popular for almost fifty years because of its big early yields and rich flavor. Disease resistance (toCBMV, NY15, PM and DM) helps make it reliable even in bad years.
GB Cultural info: W, H/Matures 8-10/Harvest 8/Yield Dry 4-24+/Spacing 6"/ DAYS TO MAT: 60-70 days SEEDS PER PACKET: 85 SOURCE CODE: C APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14+ PLANTING DEPTH: 1" WHEN TO PLANT: Spring and Summer PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: A vigorous climbing variety - growing 6+ ft tall. Plant 6" apart in well composted soil after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed to 70 degrees (Romanos require warmer conditions to germinate than other beans and germination can be slower). Should have PH 6 or above. Keep well watered or apply mulch to control moisture. Keep well weeded…
Latin name: Phaseolus coccineus GB Cultural info: WW / Matures 9+/ Harvest 12/ Yield 25-100/ Spacing 6 / Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 35 Description: 70-90 days. The traditional pole runner with brilliant red edible flowers. Beautiful climbing on a fence or gate. Delicious large beans with a distinctive “beany” taste, different from green beans. Use when young and cook a bit longer.When mature, the large beans are mottled purple and black. Native to South America, perennial in frost-free areas.
HEIRLOOM. Plants yield early with or without support. One packet has 2 oz. of seed unless noted, and will sow a row of about 20 ft; one pound sows about 160 ft. Our seed is not treated. White Half Runner. 60 days. Heavy yields of tender green pods, 4½" long with white seeds and sweet flavor. Sun.
SECTION: Compost Crops, Fava Beans, Vicia faba A vigorous, adaptable legume, often mixed with peas, vetch, radish, and oats for cover cropping. Grows 3-6 ft, produces much organic matter for composting, and fixes nitrogen if inoculant is used. Strong root system brings up nutrients and conditions soil. Plant in fall. Matures March to May, attracting many beneficial insects. (Select Cultural Info/Seed Codes in red top bar for more details about codes below) EA CULTURE: C,W/Matures 11-26/Harvest 8/Yield green biomass 90-360, dry 18-72/Spacing 8" DAYS TO MAT: 60-75 SEEDS PER PACKET: 200 SOURCE CODE: C PLANTING DEPTH: 3" WHEN TO PLANT:…
The dwarf, uniform habit of this 12 inch tall plant makes it perfect for a container or small garden. Bumper crops of short pods containing four to six beans are produced without taking up much space. Great for freezing! 12in .(July-Sept)
Dark green, round, well-flavored 6in pods with slow seed development. Vigorous plants producing heavily over a long period. Sets well under adverse weather conditions. 55 days.
Heavy-cropping, straight dark green cylindrical 6in pods on bushy plants which crop profusely over a long period. Common Bean Mosaic Virus resistant and anthracnose and halo blight tolerant. Good pod color, ideal for freezing. 75 days.
Early maturing, beautiful yellow-colored wax beans on a compact plant. The pencil pods are slender, straight, stringless and 5in long. Heavy cropping. CBMV and anthracnose resistant. 75 days.
Aptly named as one of the quickest beans to produce pods to pick. As well as being very early, Speedy is also very productive. Fleshy mid-green pods 5-6 long. Very early for your first pick of the season. 55 days.
Sweet, buttery, and high yielding; Butterbeans are acclaimed as the finest in green vegetable soybeans. The 2-2 1/2' stocky plants are well-branched and stand well, producing a prolific set of large pods with tan pubescence. A good percentage of pods contain three large beans that are relatively easy to shell. Higher yielding than . Organically grown. Avg. 2,100 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
Vigna unguiculata 60 days. Unknown in many parts of the country, this early black-eyed pea was easy to grow at our short-season trial grounds at London Springs. The strong, 20 inch plants have 6-8 inch pods held above dark green foliage for easy picking. Shell as you would any bean. Very quick cooking, black-eyed peas have a distinct flavor that shakes the doldrums from long winter days. Root-knot nematode resistant (race 1 and 3).
Large beans are half black and half white with opposite spots like yin and yang. Beans double in size when cooked and have a mild flavor and a smooth meaty texture. May be harvested young when beans are tender. Great for soups and baking. Highly disease resistant. No staking needed. 90 DAYS. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
What did we do with our hanging baskets before MiniFamous™ came along?! This Mini Petunia (Calibrachoa) is absolutely the best trailing annual for hot, dry, long-summer climates . . . which is just about everywhere! The most popular series in America, MiniFamous™ earns its reputation by delivering hundreds and thousands of brilliant blooms to hanging baskets, planters, windowboxes, and tubs all over the country!The Caribbean Cocktail Collection combines 3 of the brightest MiniFamous™ colors into one sizzling collection. You get 6 plants each of dark blue, tangerine, and scarlet. Combine them any way you like -- they complement one another…
Carson's fancy, slim, 5 1/2" pods grow on vigorous and productive plants. A great looking yellow bean with good disease resistance. White seeds. Avg. 1,800 seeds/lb. Packet: 175 seeds.
58 days. Carson outshined other yellow wax-type beans in our trials with a wealth of fine, slender, yellow beans. Extremely high producing, healthy, disease-resistant plants pumped out waves of delicious pods suited for enjoying fresh, frozen, or canned. White seeds. BV.
A fast-growing privacy screen! Grows 10-12 ft. tall with gigantic veined leaves. Prefers full sun. Direct sow after last frost or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Perennial in Zones 8-10, annual elsewhere. Castor Bean seeds are poisonous. Some gardeners, especially those with small pets and children, may choose to remove and discard any seedpods that develop on the plant for this reason. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season
Grows 10-12 ft. tall; makes an attractive privacy screen. Many people believe that the plants also repel moles. Castor bean seeds are poisonous. Developing seedpods can be removed and discarded if this is a concern. Direct sow after last frost or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Perennial in zones 8-10; annual elsewhere. $3.99 $2.99 $2.99
High yields of stringless, flat and juicy pods— up to 1in wide and 10in long—with plenty of flavor. Vigorous plant habit and slow seed development result in a prolonged picking season. White flowers. 75 days.
GB Cultural info: C,W/Matures 6-8/Harvest 20/Yield 130-540/Spacing 8"/ DAYS TO MAT: 45-60 days SEEDS PER PACKET: 200 SOURCE CODE: C APPROX GERM DAYS: 5-17 PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4" WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring, Fall in mild-winter areas PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Prefers cool weather and needs temps between 50-70 degrees. Plant late winter for early Spring crop. Likes loose, fertile soil, limed if needed and with plenty of organic matter. Small plants are usually harvested whole, so plant lots; they will stand through subzero weather, but will need temps above freezing in order to make any growth. Good greenhouse crop. Description: Also…
Meaty flavored and protein rich. Use in chili, salads and more. Pods are inedible.
Tasty, stringless purple beans grow on compact plants perfect for the patio garden. A great choice for planting in containers, this ornamental edible produces slender 6in 'filet' beans over a long picking period.70 days.
This stringless, long pod is an attractive mid- to dark-green color. Harvest June to October and pick even earlier if it's grown under glass. Harvest regularly while young for highest yields and to extend the season. These beans freeze well. (75 days)
A compact vine with masses of brilliant white-and-vermilion blooms, Hestia is the runner bean for gardeners with limited space and a love of bright color! Not even 2 feet long, these vine will never get out of hand like big Scarlet Runners can, and its bicolor blooms are about the brightest sight you can find for the container garden!Hestia is just made for containers, with rich foliage and plenty of stunning blooms in mid- and late summer. Just 1/2- to 1-inch across, these dainty blooms are quite showy in large clusters amid handsome foliage. And they arise a bit sooner…
This plant is known for its vigor, huge yields of 5in tasty, dark green pods and excellent resistance to disease. It grows well in all soil types and withstands all sorts of adverse weather conditions. Dark pods will hold their color when steamed and are also great for slicing and processing. 75 days
One of the most productive varieties of dwarf beans! Its 4-6 inch stringless pods are held high on the plant, making picking easy and reducing pod blemishes. Harvest regularly while the plant is young for highest yields. (June-Oct)
Unique pale yellow, Roma-type beans on a compact plant, are ideal for growing in containers as an 'ornamental edible.' With delicious flavor, these 6". pods are stringless, broad and flat. Sliced and steamed: retains pod color. Harvest regularly while young for highest yields and to extend the season. 75 days.
Dwarf, bushy plants with attractive red and white bicolored flowers. Produces masses of succulent beans. Ideal for decorating containers. 70 days.
Beans mature at the same time and are easy to separate from stems, making them exceptionally easy to hand harvest. E-Z Pick grows on sturdy, upright plants which saves time when picking. With 5 1/2 -6" long beans and dark green color, this is one of our best tasting bush beans, fresh or frozen. White seeds. Organically grown. Avg. 1,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 175 seeds.
75 days. Edamame soybeans are one of our favorite delicacies here at Territorial. We're excited to offer Early Hakucho, an early, dwarf variety, growing only 12-14 inches tall. The plants set their fuzzy, 2 1/2 inch long, bright green pods in thick clusters. It makes harvest so easy-just grab the pods by the handful. Each pod holds 3-4 delectable and nutritious, yellow/green beans. A reliable producer even in short season growing areas.
Latin name: Cichorium endiva GB Cultural info: C,W/Matures 12-14/Harvest 2-4/Yield 60-100/Spacing 12"/ Days to Maturity: 60 Seed Code: O Seeds per pkt: 85 Description: 60 days. An heirloom triple-cut curly endive from France, where Dominique Guillet braved official persecution to save these traditional varieties from extinction. This is the feathery, finely branched pale leaf you see in salad mix in winter. Grown like lettuce but grows more slowly and is more frost-hardy. Big heads with blanched hearts. 180 seeds.
Accidental cross from multiple lines of cold-hardy, tender-skinned overwintering favas. All of the parent lines are quite cold-hardy and bred to have more tender skins as a cooked dry bean, therefore eliminating the need to peel the beans. Skins are still chewy but can also be pureed for a re-fried bean-like texture. Rich, smoky flavor as a dry bean. All of the parent varieties out-performed the standard small-seeded over-wintering fava, Banner, in 2012 and 2013.
SECTION: Compost Crops, Fava Beans, Vicia faba A vigorous, adaptable legume, often mixed with peas, vetch, radish, and oats for cover cropping. Grows 3-6 ft, produces much organic matter for composting, and fixes nitrogen if inoculant is used. Strong root system brings up nutrients and conditions soil. Plant in fall. Matures March to May, attracting many beneficial insects. (Select Cultural Info/Seed Codes in red top bar for more details about codes below) EA CULTURE: C,W/Matures 11-26/Harvest 8/Yield green biomass 90-360, dry 18-72/Spacing 8" DAYS TO MAT: 60-75 SOURCE CODE: C PLANTING DEPTH: 3" WHEN TO PLANT: Oct to mid-Nov PACKET…
GB Cultural info: C, W/Matures 13-17/Harvest seed 2-4; dry biomass 6-24; wet biomass 30-120/ Spacing 6-8"/ DAYS TO MAT: 90-119 days SEEDS PER PACKET: 50 SOURCE CODE: C APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14 PLANTING DEPTH: 1-2" WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring, Fall PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: A cool season plant. Plant seeds directly into beds. In cold winter areas plant favas as early in the Spring as the soil can be worked. Grows 4-5', doesn't need staking. In milder climate areas, plant in the fall for late winter or early spring harvest. Time until harvest depends on temperature. Best to inoculate seeds…
Harvest this green broad bean starting in June. High yielding, 6in pods with 4-5 large seeds per pod. Strong root system and an upright plant habit with 2-3 stems per plant. Good source of vitamin B and fiber. 90 days.
Pods 8in. One of the fastest maturing varieties, ready in late June/early July. Up to 34 good pods per plant. It does not discolor when frozen; very tender & tasty.36in (White Seeded). 95 days.
A major improvement on traditional varieties, producing a tremendous yield of broad, well-filled pods, each containing 6-8 beans of superb flavor. 95 days.
Flagrano's pods contain 8-10 mint green seeds and are very easy to shell by hand. These French flageolet beans are firm, flavorful, and delicious fresh or frozen. Also good used as a dry bean. Avg. 2,100 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
52 days. One bite of this gourmet French climbing bean and your mind will be made up: Algarve must become a permanent part of your veggie patch and 3 Sisters planting! The flavor is fabulous, the yields huge, and the harvests earlier than most others. To top it off, this bean is very resistant to Common Bean Mosaic Virus. What more could we ask?Algarve is a vigorous, very robust vine, reaching 6 to 7 feet long over the course of the season. It sets plentiful white blooms in spring, followed by masses of very uniform, flattish mid-green pods that reach…
Said to be originally from Afghanistan improved by Washington State University to tolerate cooler soils and light frosts. Reliably matures in the maritime northwest. Very tasty with slightly chewy skins; makes excellent, purple-hued hummus.
Originally from Morocco, selected by Carol Deppe, of Fertile Valley Seeds, for early maturity, disease resistance, and cool soil germination. Hannan Popbean can be toasted in a cast iron skillet until it puffs up, and can then be eaten as a crunchy snack food. Also good as a cooked bean or in hummus. Earliest-maturing garbanzo in our trials, in the Pacific Northwest.
(Ricinus communis) Castor Beans were introduced in the 16th century. We offer a mix of reds, pinks, greens, and burgundy. Tall, 8-12-foot plants are tropical looking, have colored flower pods, and are easy to grow. Warning: the seeds and plants are very poisonous. Contains 20 heirloom seeds
(Ricinus communis) This giant caster bean will take center stage in any garden. Magnificent plants can grow over 15 feet in the first season, and the leaves can reach 3 feet across! A true monster that gets big in most climates and really huge in warm climates. Provides a quick, tropical-like shade. All parts of plant are poisonous. Contains 20 heirloom seeds
(Ricinus communis) This old-favorite type produces lovely reddish-bronze leaves and stunning scarlet seed heads. One of the most colorful, it adds a tropical touch to gardens anywhere. All parts of the plant, including the seeds, are poisonous. Contains 20 heirloom seeds
75 days. Glowing yellow/chartreuse beans mature to gorgeous golden romanos which graciously adorn vigorous vines. Flattened pods have a wonderful, clean, beany flavor, and are ideal when 6 inches long. Highly productive plants yield ample harvests of these delightful, heirloom beans. White seeds.
67 days. Where most runner beans require lofty supports to climb, Hestia remains a mere 20-24 inches tall, while producing masses of crispy, sweet pods and showy, runner-type flowers. The bicolor, red and white blooms attract hummingbirds and lead way to ample crops of 3-4 inch stringless pods. Mottled black/purple seeds; 35 per ounce.
A beautiful twining legume, this entire plant is ornamental -- the deep red stems and glossy veiny foliage bear an airy cascade of delicate, inch-long lilac-rose blossoms. Ruby-purple beanpods, 3 inches long, arise beneath the flowers over a long season. For a colorful ornamental display, Hyacinth Bean is unsurpassed!The blooms arise all summer, and the beans mature in 80 days from a spring sowing in full sun. Give this plant something to climb and watch it take off! It reaches 10 feet tall. Pkt is 25 seeds.
75 days. A unique baby lima for temperate climates where hot summers are the exception. The flat, 6 inch long pods grow on compact, 36 inch tall plants that are semi-vining but can typically be grown with or without trellising. An excellent producer of the same great tasting bean as its larger seeded cousin, delivered in a shorter growing season. The seed is light to dark brown with contrasting speckles, and packed with flavor. A great side dish with barbecued salmon.
Latin name: Lens culinaris GB Cultural info: WW,HW / Mat 12 / Harv 8 / Yield 4-8/ Spacing 4 / 15 / Seed code: O Seeds per pkt: 200 Description: Dark green, small mottled seeds that look like semi-precious stones.
Latin name: Lens culinaris GB Cultural info: WW,HW / Mat 12 / Harv 8 / Yield 4-8/ Spacing 4 / 15 / Seed code: O Seeds per pkt: 200 Description: The most common lentil you see in the market for general use and for soups.
Latin name: Chenopodium album GB Cultural info: A/Ht 3-6’/Spac 12”+ / Seed code: O Seeds per pkt: 240 Description: Magenta Lamb’s Quarters – Another delicious weed, but be careful - it grows to 6 feet and re-seeds readily - keep it from going to seed. The leaves have a lovely magenta color. The entire plant is quite edible with a mild flavor raw or cooked. Stems can steamed or boiled, can be ground for meal or flour. Related to the super-grain quinoa. Easy to grow.
75 days. Bean paradise! Malibu offers everything we look for in a green bean: strong, healthy plants with tender, tasty, pods and lots of them. Round-bodied and light, minty green pods are delicious and not the least bit stringy even up to 7 inches long. Tall-growing plants put these superb beans within easy reach for picking, and heavy harvests provide plenty for fresh eating and preserving. White seeds.
85 days. We were impressed with the performance of Misono Green for earliness, overall yield, and quality. Here in the maritime Northwest we have a difficult time with soybeans because of our cooler nights, but Misono Green performed well. Vigorous, 2 foot plants yield 3 inch pods with 2-4 seeds per pod. Buff colored seeds.
Latin name: Phaseolus aconitifolius GB Cultural info: WW,HW/ Mat 12-14 / Harvest Bean 8, Pods 8-12 / Yield Bean 4-20, Green 90-200 / Spacing 6 / Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 800 Description: (Matki, Mat Bean, Mother Bean) Indigenous to India, and highly drought resistant. The sprawling mat-forming plants do well in very hot weather (to 100-120 deg. F) and protect the soil. Small pods 1-2 “ long,1/2” wide contain 4-8 /tiny beans. In India the young pods are a vegetable and the dry beans are used like lentils as “dal”. Very high protein at 22-24%. It alone did…
66 days. One of the highest yielding green beans in our trials! Nash produces loads of crisp, tender, 5 1/2-6 inch vibrant green pods that can be enjoyed fresh or cooked. Concentrated yields make this an excellent choice for canning, too. Plants exhibit good stress and heat tolerance and continue to pump out delicious beans throughout the summer. White seeds.
70 days spring sown. 240 days fall sown. An extra early maturing, purple seeded, fava bean. When overwintered, this Italian variety can mature almost a month before other favas,allowing you to use the space for other early spring crops. The 9-10 inch pods are filled with 6-7 bright green seeds when mature. If allowed to dry, the seeds will turn an intense purple. Height: 3 feet.
53 days. Nickel was exclusively developed as a baby French/filet bean. Our research confirms that it tolerates hot and cold temperatures better, and displays superior resistance to foliar disease and root rots, compared to other beans in this class. The 22-26 inch plants develop strong, erect branches that hold an abundance of flavorful, 4 inch long, dark green pods off the ground. Excellent quality. White seeds. A, BV.
85 days. Unique and delicious, yard long beans grow extra long with super slender pods that are a tasty addition to stir-fries and stews. Deep green pods are best harvested at 15-18 inches from tall, vining plants. Orient Wonder tolerates cool, drier weather better than other yard long beans, and is also very slow to form seeds, remaining succulent and tender for extended use. Brown/red seeds.
Crisp, tender and delicious. Best cooked in oil as stir-fry, sauteed or deep fried. Pick pods young when they are 15- to 18-in. long, pencil width and not fully mature. Pods can grow several inches in a day in warmer climates! Superior flavor and adaptable to a wide range of climates. 85 DAYS. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
80 days. This heirloom variety is a show-stopper. Grown in gardens since the early 1800s, this runner bean develops a beautiful flower with red standards, white wings and keel. The 6 foot tall plants produce sweet, rough, flat pods up to 10 inches long, filled with streaked, pinkish-brown seeds.
Half-runner plants set 5-in. pods filled with 5-6 golden beans.
Delicious bunches of stringless, purple, round/oval fleshy pods up to 11in long. Beans look attractive in vegetable and flower gardens. CBMV resistant. 80 days.
Smooth, fleshy 6in stringless pods have that hearty, fresh bean taste when harvested young and tender. Use fresh, or dry the seeds as shell beans. Often gives a better crop under difficult conditions. Unlike runner beans, they do not require bees for pollination. Suitable for freezing. 63 days.
A multi-purpose Italian speciality, either for fresh young pods as flageolets (semi-mature pods with succulent seeds) or more usually as haricots (fully mature pods with ripe seeds). Spectacular flattish pale green pods are heavily splashed with reddish streaks which disappear on cooking. Shell fully ripe seeds and store in airtight containers. 80 days fresh 120 days as haricots.
Exceptional flavor. Mid-green, smooth, round stringless 7in long pods. Produces a huge yield throughout the season. Unusual mauve flowers make it ideal for decorating flower borders. 75 days.
Very early to crop, with a long harvest period and decorative mauve flowers. Produces a huge harvest of long, fleshy, round, mid-green stringless pods that are slow to develop seeds, with superb flavor. 63 days.
Delicious, fleshy, bright yellow broad, flat-podded, stringless wax pod, 10in long. Good early plant vigor and early to pod continuing throughout the summer. Decorative. CBMV resistant. 80 days.
90 days. Absolutely the most unusual and spectacular yard-long bean for the garden. This standout plant is heat-tolerant and robust, producing astounding garnet-colored, 18 inch long bean pods. Sweet and stringless, enjoy them steamed, stir-fried, or in soup. Brown seeds.
60 days. Everything about this purple Romano bean is noteworthy: healthy robust plants, deep violet stems, lilac blossoms, and lustrous purple pods. The 5 inch, flat pods are so tender, crisp, and delicious that we found them irresistible picked fresh from the plant. Cooking the pods turns them a brilliant jade-green with a nearly stringless texture. Remarkably productive plants reach 24 inches tall and tolerate cool, early plantings. Brown seeds.
60 days. This bean is absolutely gorgeous! Violet-purple outside and bright green inside, it is fun for kids to grow and has great flavor. The 6 inch long pods turn green after cooking, providing a built-in blanching indicator. Upright, 24 inch tall plants hold their pencil-shaped pods off the ground. Like its predecessor, Royalty Purple Pod, Royal Burgundy performs exceptionally well under cool conditions. Rich, delicious bean flavor. Buckskin color seeds.
A major breakthrough! Unique, profusely white flowering variety combines the beneficial characters of French beans into runner beans. Extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless, 10in pods with a great texture and traditional runner bean taste. The vastly improved flower setting means an earlier and continual crop even during poor weather. 80 days.
An RHS AGM winner thanks to its early and heavy crop of superior quality, smooth and fleshy, 10-12in long pods. British-bred, the straight pods have good 'snap' with little string or fiber if picked regularly when small. 85 days.
Masses of tasty 8in long, smooth and fleshy pods are the result of 15 years of breeding the best characteristics of French and runner beans. Beautiful bicolor red and pink flowers precede these exceptional fruits. (85 days)
(aka Bicolor Runner, Painted Runner) Described by Arrabida in Flora of Rio de Janeiro in 1827. Incredibly beautiful bi-colored blossoms are very attractive to hummingbird moths. This strain is less affected by warmer temperatures than other runner beans and is a prolific bloomer. Esteemed as both an ornamental and edible climber. Pole habit, 68 days. Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Runner beans prefer full sun, although they tolerate part shade very well. Young pods can be eaten whole, or the beans can be eaten fresh or dried. Even the…
One of the oldest runner beans in existence. Known as early as 1750 according to Miller’s Dictionary; listed in America as early as 1822 by Thorburn. Used for ornamental purposes or as a vegetable: small snap pods or green shell beans. Can substitute for limas in cooler climates. Pole habit, 65 days. Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Runner beans prefer full sun, although they tolerate part shade very well. Young pods can be eaten whole, or the beans can be eaten fresh or dried. Even the flowers are edible.
British bred, superceding the old favorite Sunset. 2nd highest yielding variety in the 2006 RHS trials. Very early. Ideal for the first pick of the season, continuing throughout the summer. Decorative rosy-pink flowers produce straight fleshy pods up to 12in long. Excellent quality and flavor. 85 days.
Bred from Scarlet Emperor, an English kitchen garden favorite for over 100 years. Produces a longer, smoother, more slender pod, which is stringless but still as early, tasty and productive as its forebear. Vigorous plants are quick to emerge. 85 days.
A vibrant flower color medley of red, white and pink, to give a spectacular display, quality beans and a long picking period all summer. Ideal for adding color to your vegetable or flower garden. 85 days.
Voted 'The Best on Trial' in the most recent RHS AGM Runner Bean trials! Produces the heaviest yield of quality beans over a long picking season. Bright red flowers produce long, smooth, slender pods, easily reaching 14in long. Superior old-fashioned runner bean taste. 100 days.
85 days. This variety is a consistent high yielder in Washington State University trials. It grows to 2 feet and the 3-3 1/2 inch pods were the largest in our trials. Your taste buds will thank you for this nutritious taste adventure! Three to four light green seeds per pod.
75 days. Scarlet Emperor sets fat, slightly fuzzy pods filled with a richer, more savory flavor than snap beans. Though the 6-8 inch, plump, juicy pods are less uniform than some varieties, the taste of Scarlet Emperor is as sweet as a bean gets. Borne on impressive 8-10 foot tall plants, sprays of beautiful scarlet-orange flowers are the showiest of all the varieties we've trialed. Mottled black/purple seeds.
80 days. Used by native Americans, large, beautiful, vigorous vines grow over 10’. Flowers are very ornamental, in clusters of the brightest scarlet. Good for snap, shell or dry beans. The huge seeds are very colorful, violet-purple mottled in black. These beans like fairly cool weather.
Scarlet flowers against green, heart-shaped foliage. Rapid climbers. Beans are edible and delicious when young. Keep pods picked for continuous bloom. Ht. 72-96". Avg. 400 seeds/lb. Packet: 55 seeds.
56 days. An outstanding early-maturing variety, Serengeti produces uniformly straight, 6 inch long, slender beans. The medium to dark green pods are smooth, and set heavily on 22 inch tall, upright plants. With its superb flavor, quick ripening, heavy harvests, and superior disease resistance, Serengeti is a prime choice for fresh eating and canning. A, BV.
100 days. This charming heirloom variety looks for all the world like a yin yang pattern, right down to the spot of opposite color on each side, for balance! A hard-shelled variety that also may be harvested young for tender (soft-shell) use, Yin Yang is an American favorite just waiting to be rediscovered.The plants reach 15 to 18 inches high, setting huge numbers of pods. The beans have a mild flavor that even children like, and are very useful if stored, enabling you to keep "bean season" going all winter! Whatever you do, be sure to set aside some of…
The stalks make excellent silage or green manure. Magnificent stands of impenetrable vegetation reach 6 feet by late May. Tolerant of temporarily waterlogged soils in winter. Winter hardy to at least 10°F.
60 days. This extraordinary, yellow French/filet bean has an unparalleled, exquisite flavor that makes a wonderful addition to any gourmet meal, and it looks great in canning jars. Slender, sunny yellow pods are at their peak flavor when 4 inches long. The upright, 2 foot tall plants are adorned with loads of beans throughout the summer. White seeds.
GB Cultural info: W, H/Matures green 8-9; dry 16-17/Harvest 2-4/Dry bean 4-14+/Spacing 6"/ DAYS TO MAT: 75-115 days SEEDS PER PACKET: 40 SOURCE CODE: C APPROX GERM DAYS: 5-21 PLANTING DEPTH: 1" WHEN TO PLANT: Summer PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Bush bean. Start in flats/pots or seed directly 6" apart in well composted soil after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed to 60-70 degrees. Should have PH 6 or above. Keep well watered or apply mulch to control moisture. Keep well weeded or mulched avoid damaging the roots with hoe or cultivator. Succession sow every 2-3 weeks…
Developed by the late Professor Elwyn Meader at the University of New Hampshire. Upright 24" plants produce an abundance of all-green beans, excellent quality. Great short-season variety. 75-85 days. Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Soybeans can be used as edamame, fresh shell beans, or dry beans.
Frost sensitive - plant in late spring when soil is warmer. Soybeans can be grown during the warm summer months for seed, organic matter, and for the estimated 130 lb. of nitrogen per acre they add upon breakdown. For maximum nitrogen addition, plow down once the seeds have set in the pods. An excellent cover crop, livestock feed, or smother crop. Soybeans are also used as a trap crop for deer. Once the soil has warmed and germination takes place, soybeans will grow rapidly and will compete with weeds. 3-4' tall, bushy plants. High nitrogen fixation and phytopthora resistance. Most…
75 days spring sown. A delicious, compact fava that sets early harvests of savory small seeded favas. The entire green pod may be eaten when young and tender, or wait for full maturity to enjoy the dry bean. Plants reach a self-supporting, 24-28 inches tall. Buff colored seeds.
75 days. Sunset has all the best qualities of a runner bean. The gorgeous, uniquely colored, peach-pink blooms appear very early followed by plentiful crops of tasty beans for a long season harvest. The handsome vines reach up to 6 feet and create a fascinating garden centerpiece, especially when showered in blooms. Produces ample yields for freezing or canning. Black seeds.
65 days spring sown/230 days fall sown. Selected by Territorial in the mid 1980s from among hundreds in a USDA small seeded fava bean collection, Sweet Lorane was chosen especially for its hearty taste and cold tolerance. Typically grows to 30 inches. Allow plants to mature, and once the pods begin to dry and crack, the brown beans are ready to harvest. Ninety days to dry seed when spring sown.
80-90 days. Handsome, ocher-colored beans have a maroon swirl for the look of a cat's eye. The buttery-smooth texture and rich, hearty flavor lend a tender, melt-in-the-mouth appeal. We love these beans as a creamy soup, refried, or in a bean casserole. Prolific plants reach 36 inches tall.
The fresh shell beans are large and round. The 6-7" stringless pods can be eaten and marketed young as snap beans. These Italian beans retain their flavor whether fresh, frozen, or canned. Original stock seeds collected at the southern tip of South America, in Tierra del Fuego. Avg. 875 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
"Extra-fine" grade beans are short, 4-5" long, with straight, slender, bright purple pods. Turns green upon cooking. Medium-sized upright plants yield well. Small beige seeds. Avg. 2,900 seeds/lb. Packet: 175 seeds.
Most of the plant is edible. Young pods are cooked and eaten like green beans. Young leaves are eaten raw in salads and older leaves are cooked like spinach. Flowers are eaten raw or steamed. The large starchy root tubers can be boiled or baked. Lablab bean is an excellent nitrogen fixer and is sometimes grown as a cover crop. Fast-growing vine with showy white flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Perennial in Zones 9 & above.
The demand for Fava beans - also known as Broad beans - has been growing, creating a niche product opportunity for market growers. Windsor is a classic English variety with 5-6" pods containing 3-5 large, 1", fresh green shell beans. Favas prefer cool, mild conditions and are suitable for early spring and fall planting. Dry beans are light brown. Avg. 275 seeds/lb. Packet: 50 seeds.
(Ricinus communis) This small-seeded, giant castor bean makes green, palm-tree like plants that are so attractive and beautiful. This variety can reach 15 feet, making it among the tallest castor bean varieties available. All parts of plant are poisonous. Contains 20 heirloom seeds
We planted this variety for our spring garden 2017 here in San Antonio, Texas. A lot of our cantaloupes started out with a pronounced curve on the flower end and going for about 2 inches. The flesh was sweet but on the curved part there was no flesh to eat. What caused this? Mary W.