Black Valentine
Black Valentine

50 seeds per packet

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Introduced in 1897 by seedsman Peter Henderson, these beans were widely used for canning and shipping. A great dual purpose heirloom bean that can be used as a green bean or a dry, shiny black bean excellent for soups with a delicious, slightly spicy flavor. Bush plants grow 18 inches tall and produce stringless beans. Seeds germinate well in cool soil, so great for early spring planting!
Calima Bean
Calima Bean
50 seeds per packet

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Early variety of green bean from France. Extremely hard to find outside of Europe. Upright bush plants produce a good harvest of long podded green beans with a great flavor. 7 to 8 inches long, good disease resistance and unique coffee colored seeds. Very dependable for market growers.
Calypso Bean
Calypso Bean
75 to 85 days - 40 seeds per packet

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Many say this is the best bean for soups and baking, and can also be used as a green bean when pods are young and tender. Bush plants grow 15 to 18 inches tall and are extremely productive. Well adapted to grow in almost any climate. This is a very pretty bean to look at as the Japanese symbol for perfect balance (or Yin Yang in Chinese) is found on every bean!
Christmas Lima Bean
Christmas Lima Bean
75 to 95 days - 20 large seeds per packet

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Dates back to at least 1840. A large white flat bean with dark red to purple colored splashes makes this bean very attractive to look at. The markings on the beans will remain after cooking. Its rich flavor and buttery texture makes it a great bean to use in stews. Can be used as a green shelled bean or a dry bean. Vigorous plants grow 10 feet tall and provide a heavy yield, even in extreme heat.
Eye Of The Goat
Eye Of The Goat
40 seeds per packet

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A member of the Cowpea family and a cousin to the Black-Eyed Pea. A striped marking on the bean resembling a goat's eye. Bush plants grow to about 2 feet in height and produce beans so full of flavor you don't "need" to add anything to enjoy its rich delicious taste. Serve them warm or cold. Add them to just about anything and they are sure to please.
Green Flageolet
Green Flageolet
75 to 95 days - 40 seeds per packet

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Said to be the "caviar of beans", chefs who have had the opportunity to cook with it, have nothing but praise for this little known bean. Usually very hard to find, occasionally in gourmet food stores maybe, this heirloom bean is a real delight! Bush plants grow to about 2 feet tall with 6 to 7 beans in each pod. Has the ability to retain chlorophyll longer than any other bean even after it's cooked. Very high in antioxidants. Does not fall apart during cooking and has an excellent creamy flavor. This bean is a winner!
Hidatsa Red
Hidatsa Red
50 seeds per packet

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A rugged Heirloom bean originally obtained from the Hidatsa Indian Tribe of the Missouri River Valley in North Dakota. High yielding bush plants grow to about 3 feet tall. Rich nutty flavor that is excellent in chili and soups.

Hutterite Soup
Hutterite Soup
40 seeds per packet

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Austrian heirloom bean brought to the United States by a religious community who follow the teachings of Jakob Hutter. It's almost impossible to mess up these beans. They soak up water well and cook in as little as 20 minutes. Creamy, buttery taste. They can also work well as a substitute for cooked rice. Great for soups and casseroles. Bush plants are high yielding and early to mature in around 70 to 80 days from planting.
Jacob's Cattle
Jacob's Cattle
40 seeds per packet

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Well adapted to grow in almost any climate. Originally cultivated by the Passamaquoddy Indians in Maine. Bush plants grow to almost 2 feet tall and produce a plentiful crop of heirloom beans. Great for chili and other soups. Ready to pick in around 90 days.
Jacob's Cattle Gold
Jacob's Cattle Gold
40 seeds per packet

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A stabilized cross between Jacob's Cattle and Paint Beans, this is an eye catching heirloom bean. Bush plants grow to about 24 inches tall and are ready to pick in around 80 days. The markings are similar to the regular Jacob's Cattle Bean but with a nice golden color and white speckles. Soaks up flavor very well and holds their shape when cooking. Good for refried beans as well as chili, soups and stews.
Light Brown Zebra
Light Brown Zebra
40 seeds per packet

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Very productive bush plants that produce a fantastic crop of dry beans with beautiful zebra markings on them. Excellent for soups. About 95 days for dry beans.

Provider Bean
Provider Bean
50 seeds per packet

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Developed in South Carolina in 1965 by Dr. Hoffman. This is one of the best varieties of green bean. Plants are sturdy, growing 15 to 18 inches tall with clusters of 5 to 6 inch stringless beans. Well adapted, so will grow pretty much anywhere. Strong disease resistance. One of the best varieties for freezing and canning (when not eating fresh), and has a flavor that is hard to beat! Expect a heavy harvest with this variety.
Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake
60 days - 40 seeds per packet

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A.K.A. Preacher Bean. A light colored bean with a splash of dark brown, resembling a rattlesnake's coloration. Growing up to 10 feet, Rattlesnake is known for its extremely heavy yields, giving you enormous amounts for freezing and canning. Also known for its good heat resistance. 7 to 8 inch pods, can also be used for shell beans. Starts production around 60 days and will keep producing if kept well picked.
Runner Cannellini
Runner Cannellini
30 large seeds per packet

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A very popular bean in kitchens everywhere. Originally cultivated in Argentina, then brought to Italy in the 1500's, and to California in the late 1800's. Larger than the traditional Cannellini bean and triples in size when cooked. Earthy, creamy and buttery flavor with a smooth potato like texture. Climbing plants. 80 to 90 days for dry beans.
Snow Cap
Snow Cap
40 seeds per packet

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A very attractive heirloom bean. Tannish color with a snow cap of white, or some say looks like cranberries dipped in white chocolate. Beans have a silky smooth texture with a potato like flavor. Large beans that grow to 2 and a half times their size when cooked. Plants grow from 5 to 10 feet tall. Perfect for soups and chili. Until recently these fantastic heirloom beans were nearly impossible to find as demand far outweighed supply.
Tiger's Eye
Tiger's Eye
80 to 90 days - 40 seeds per packet

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Originally from either Chile or Argentina, Tiger's Eye has to be one of the most beautiful of all the dry beans. Rich flavor, smooth and creamy texture and very tender skin once cooked. Excellent for chili or refried beans. Heavy yielding bush plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall.
Yellow Indian Woman
Yellow Indian Woman
65 days - 40 seeds per packet

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A rare heirloom found in some Native American communities. Originally brought to Montana by immigrants from Europe. A bush plant that grows 15 to 18 inches tall. Well adapted to short growing seasons. Under good growing conditions, this dry bean can go from seed to seed in as little as 65 days. Very tasty creamy flavor. Excellent in soups. Holds its shape well when cooked.


*Note* - each seed packet contains 25 seeds except where noted.


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