Updated on March 28, 2017

2017 BEANS
(Legume Family)

(253 varieties to choose from)

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We had high hopes of increasing more of Tom Knoche's collection this year but the bean beetles and rabbits reduced seed increase considerably. Perhaps this year will be better and we can continue to enlarge the bean collection. We will never be able to produce large quantities of all of them so the demand we have will determine which ones we increase to make available in larger amounts. Our primary goal here is to make sure we can get as many of them spread around as we can.

Plant as soon as frost is past in rows 3 feet apart with plants 3 inches apart for best yields. Packet contains 1 oz. unless otherwise indicated. Snap beans are used for what people typically call green beans and when the bean seeds are immature. A shell bean is used for the bean seed and not for the pod. There can be green shell beans which you can eat before they are dried. There are dried shell beans that you eat after the pod is dried and the seed has matured. Some of the old fashioned beans can work both ways. You can eat them as a green shell bean (shelling the beans out of the pods while they are still green) or as a dried shell bean (shelling the beans out of the pods after the pods have dried). These can also be used as a green snap bean while the seeds are still in the immature stage.

2017 BUSH SNAP BEANS

(31 varieties to choose from)

Black Valentine:  60 days.  A nice, green, snap bean with a very old history (pre-1850's). Seeds are black in color. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.75; 4 Pkts./$6.00

Blue Ribbon:  55 days.  Heavy producer of uniform, 6 inch green pods. A superb bean and an excellent bush substitute for Jeminez. The pods have purplish streaks and are a superb flat pod, Romano type. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.25 Certified Organic Seed (SOLD OUT FOR REMAINDER OF 2017)

Clines Potato Patch:  65 days.  Thick, heavy yielding plants of an old-fashioned string bean, white seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.75

Contender:  47 days.  Early, meaty pods. Pods are curved. Seeds are a buffy tan in color and are also known as Buff Valentine. Resistant to several different viral diseases. Introduced in 1949. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.75; 4 Pkts./$6.00

Dutch Caseknife:  60 days.  Fat pods with large seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Early Idaho:  50 days.  Very meaty, deep green pods. Brownish colored seeds. A selection I made some 25 years ago out of Landreth's Green Pod. Plants do well in cooler climates. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Farmer Fava:  80 days.  Oblong brown seed with dark brown stripes. Pods are thick and medium green in color. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Jade:  60 days.  Dark green 7 inch pods on sturdy plants. Pods are very straight. Seeds are greenish-white. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Kentucky Wonder Bush:  60 days.  Tender, stringless, round, 6 to 8 inch pods, heavy yielder, brilliant carmine red seeds, introduced in the late 1800's. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50

Magpie:  65 days.  7 inch long slender green pods with black and white seeds. Seeds are long and thin. Originated in England in 1909. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Maxibel:  70 days.  Filet type with very slender straight 7 to 8 inch pods. Seeds are brownish with streaks. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Merveille de Piemonte:  60 days.  Thick foliage and heavy yields of 4 to 5 inch, green podded snap beans that can be used as a dry bean as well. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Minnie Dickerson Bush Cutshort:  70 days.  Large creamy tan seed in short fat pods. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Mrs. Martin's Heirloom #8:  65 days.  Oblong purplish brown seeds with streaks. Deep green pods. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Nickel:  60 days.  Typical petite, French filet bean. Deep green pods, harvest frequently for best flavor. With all French filet beans, they must be picked frequently or they rapidly become tough. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

Porter Family:  70 days.  Small tan seeds with black streaks. From Elliot County, KY over 170 years ago. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Provider:  50 days.  Introduced in 1965, 5 to 8 inch pods in clusters. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.75; 4 Pkts/$6.00

Rattlesnake Bush:  70 days.  Bush version of the pole type. Pods are about 4 inches long and are green with purple streaks. Seeds are mauve with dark streaks. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Red Fiolte:  55 days.  Attractive white seeds with an off colored red orange pattern. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Red Peanut:  50 days.  Super early and productive, old-fashioned string type bean, small pinkish seeded, pods turn red at maturity. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.00

Red Peanut (Organic Seed):  Same description as above. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.) (Please specify you want organic seed.)

Remus:  60 days.  6 to 7 inch green pods that tend to be produced at the top of the plant reducing damage in wet conditions. White seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Ribbon:  75 days.  Very large flat pods over 1 inch wide from 7 to 12 inches long. Plants must be supported or pods will rot. Seeds are tannish with stripes. Originally from the collection of Robert Lobitz. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Roma II:  55 days.  Smooth, wide pods, rust resistant, slow fiber development, good bush Romano type. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.25

Seminole:  65 days.  Round green pods. Bred in Florida in 1955. Purple-tan seeds with streaks. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50

Slenderette:  55 days.  Long, glossy, dark green, smooth 6 inch pods. Excellent for freezing as they hold color and texture well. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.75; 4 Pkts./$6.00

Stolfus String:  70 days.  Beautiful deep, dark red-pink large seeds with large, deep red streaks. Large fat pods have reddish streaks, an old fashioned type dating to 1888. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Tenderette:  55 days.  Excellent freezing type, straight green pods with white seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.75; 4 Pkts./$6.00

Tendergreen:  58 days.  Round podded 6 to 7 inch green bean. Seeds are purple mottled with buff. Introduced in 1922. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.75; 4 Pkts./$6.00

Tenderpod:  50 days.  A round green stringless type that has little fiber so as the pods dry they shrink to tightly fit around the seed making seed extraction very challenging. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Woods Mountain Crazy:  55 days.  A widely adapted bush snap bean. Seeds are striped, plants are vigorous and adapt to many conditions. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

2017 BUSH WAX BEANS

(7 Varieties to choose from)

Buerre de Rocquencourt:  55 days.  A superb, French heirloom, slender, pale yellow pods with a light, delicate flavor. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Brittle Wax:  53 days.  Light golden pods, white seeds with a black eye. Introduced in 1901. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50; 2 Pkts./$2.75

Dragon Langerie:  65 days.  A flat podded, yellow wax bean with purple streaks. Good flavor when eaten fresh from the garden, but not particularly good for freezing. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Goldcrop:  55 days.  Long, round shaped, stringless wax bean with white seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50; 4 Pkts./$5.00

Hopson Silver Way:  70 days.  Long, pale yellow pods with pinkish white seeds with streaks. This one seemed to be very late. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Pencil Pod Black Wax:  56 days.  Round pod, bush, yellow wax bean. 6 inch pods, black seeds. Introduced in 1900. All purpose old-time favorite. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50; 4 Pkts./$5.00

Pisarecka Zlutoluske:  48 days.  Super early and very productive on small plants. Pods are round oval, 6 to 7 inches long and a nice shade of yellow. Seeds are very colorful mottled tannish burnt orange with white streaks, 6 to 7 seeds per pod. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

2017 Bush Purple Podded Beans

(6 Varieties to choose from)

Purple Dove:  60 days.  Round, flat shape, 4 to 5 inch purple pods. Plants are slight half-runners. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Red Swan:  60 days.  Short, pale reddish purple round pods on compact plant. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Regal Salad:  55 days.  Large, sprawling bush. Purple pods in various shades. Very productive and tasty as well. A more slender version of Royalty Purple Pod. Developed by Dr. Meader. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Roberts Royalty:  55 days.  Various purple shades. 5 to 6 inch pods, compact bush plants. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Royalty Purple Pod:  53 days.  Good yields, turn from purple to vibrant green when cooked. Very good taste. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.75; 4 Pkt./$6.00

Tennessee Indian Woman Purple:  65 days.  Sturdy bushes with purple pods. Seeds are fat and round, tan with stripes. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00

2017 BUSH SHELL BEANS

(53 Varieties to choose from)

60 One Cutter:  90 days.  Large plump oval kidney type that is basically deep red with paler streaks. Pods average about 6 inches long. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Angie's WPA:  90 days.  Creamish gray almost tan colored round seeds. Originally from Kentucky. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Arikara Yellow:  85 days.  Native American yellow-tan, bush shell bean. An old Oscar Will variety introduced in 1915. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

Black Nightfall:  100 days.  Semi-pole, very productive pods contain 4 to 6 seeds. A black color pattern similar to Turkey Craw. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50

Black Turtle Soup:  93 days.  Very productive, small black seeded soup bean. Very good flavor. These bean seeds soaked in water can be used to dye fabric a pale purple color. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.00; 2 Pkts./$3.75 Certified Organic Seed

Boston Favorite:  95 days.  A very old horticultural type bean that was passed down in my mother's family for a number of years. Beans are kidney shaped and pinkish with red streaks. Pkt. (25 seeds) $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Brown Seeded Pink Tip Half Runner:  90 days.  Pods are pinkish tipped and look like Pink Tip Half Runner but seeds are flat and brown. Originally from James Wolfe of Rogersville, Tennessee. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Calypso:  85 days.  An excellent baking bean with unique half black/half white seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.00

Dry Adventist:  85 days.  Small butterscotch yellow seed. Thin shelled 3 to 4 inch pods, shatter easily. Appears to be similar to Indian Woman Yellow. This variety originated in the old Seeds Blum catalog. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Ex Rico 23:  85 days.  Very small round white navy bean averaging 6 to 8 beans per 3 inch pod. Plants are very productive. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Foxfire Kidney:  90 days.  A pale pink red kidney. Very vigorous plants. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

French Horticultural:  80 days.  Thick pods get rose red streaks at fresh shell stage. Easy sheller. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.75

French Navy:  90 days.  The largest seeded navy I have ever seen. Seeds are an off-white color. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Grandma's Shell:  90 days.  Large round white seeds almost like a Fall bean. 4 inch pods contain 5 to 6 seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Hidatsa Indian Red:  80 days.  Early Native American semi-twining shell bean. Deep red seeds. Occasional white sports show up. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50

Hidatsa White:  80 days.  White sport on Hidatsa Indian Red. Similar growth habit to Hidatsa Indian Red. Productive. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Hurd Brown Flat:  90 days.  Medium to large sized brown seeds. 4 inch pods with 5 to 6 seeds per pod. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Hurricane:  75 days.  5 to 6 inch pods that contain nice sized deep purple red seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Indian Woman Yellow:  80 days.  Small, butterscotch yellow seed. Thin walled 4 inch pods, shatter easily and contain 4 to 6 seeds. Reputed to have originated in Montana. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Ireland Creek Annie:  60 days.  Tan colored seed, green pods. Best as a dual purpose bean. Good as a green shell or a dry shell. 1 oz. Pkt.- $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Kathryn:  90 days.  Very large navy type tan colored oval bean. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Kentwood Navy:  90 days.  White seeded navy with 4 to 6 beans per 3 inch pod. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Kretser Bush Soldier:  90 days.  A very pretty soldier type bean, white kidney with a pink hilum which has dark pink streaks. 4 inch pods have 4 to 6 beans per pod. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Lazy Wife Bush:  85 days.  Small white navy beans that are extremely productive. Plants get large and are sturdy. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Long Eye Black Eye Bush:  90 days.  Colorful oblong seeds with black hilum area and black spots. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Marfax:  85 days.  Bush type with good production of yellow-orange round beans for soup. 1 oz. Pkt. - 2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Main Yellow Eye:  85 days.  Plump w;hite beans with a yellow hilum, a historic variety from Maine. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Matiador:  85 days.  Vigorous bush habit with many pods containing deep black small seeded beans. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Michigan Yellow Eye:  95 days.  Yellow eye on white. Very large bushy plants. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Minnesota Cranberry:  85 days.  Semi-twining, pinto type. Hardy and productive. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Missouri Bills Bush:  85 days.  5 inch long pods with 3 to 4 large, long horticultural type beans. Plants are semi-pole like in habit. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Montezuma Red:  85 days.  Flavorful Mexican type soup bean from Chiapas. Plants produce some small runners. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Nano Roma di Galls:  90 days.  Deep red purple kidney bean. Italian origin from USDA via Robert Lobitz. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Old Time Bunch:  90 days.  Large pods with round oblong brown seed. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Paint:  85 days.  A yellow eye type soup bean, seeds are slightly oblong but more round than long. Pods are about 4 inches long. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Perona:  95 days.  Oblong, horticultural type. Source seed came to us from Spain. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Perona Verde:  95 days.  Oblong, horticultural type. Slightly larger seed than Perona. Another one from Spain. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2016)

Pink Kidney:  85 days.  Dark carnation pink kidney bean averaging 6 to 7 beans per 6 inch pod. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Pink Tip Half Runner:  85 days.  Similar to Red Peanut. Very productive pinkish red seeds. Semi-half runner type. Pkt. (25 seeds) $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Red:  85 days.  Deep red Mexican type chili bean. Pods average 4 inches with 6 beans per pod. Excellent yields. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Red Eye:  80 days.  Really a deep butterscotch golden hilum area (eye) originally from Prairie Garden Seeds. Very productive and sturdy plants. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Rhonda's:  75 days.  Buffy tan oblong seeds. Productive. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Quaker Bush:  85 days.  A small deep brown seed suitable for making baked beans. Heavy yields. 4 inch pods contain 6 to 8 beans. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Scarlet Beauty:  95 days.  Large oblong round seeds, dark red mottled seed, developed by Dr. Meader. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Smith River Super Speckle:  90 days.  5 to 6 inch pods, mostly maroon with flecks of white. Very colorful. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Soldier:  90 days.  7 white kidney bean shaped seeds with pink red around the hilum. Pods average 6 inches long. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Spanish Black:  80 days.  Small black seeds, similar to Black Turtle. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Squaw:  90 days.  Long seeds, seeds are spotted dark purple on white base color in 6 inch pods. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Tan Willis:  80 days.  Round lemon yellow tannish seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Tongue of Fire:  75 days.  Large round horticultural type, off-pink base color with dark pink streaks. Supposed to have originated in Tierra del Fuego, South America. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Upland Navy:  85 days.  Medium sized white seeded navy. Very productive. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Vermont Cranberry:  85 days (to dry).  Use as both green shell and dry shell. Very colorful, pre-1876 variety. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.00

Yellow Squaw:  65 days.  Very early butterscotch colored seeds on small plants. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed


2017 POLE SHELL BEANS

(15 Varieties to choose from)

Brown Eyed Goose:  88 days.  A beige colored bean with a brown eye, but used as a dry shell bean for soup. Produces a good crop at mid-season and will produce a second by frost. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $2.50

Fat Man Buff:  95 days.  Tannish mauve seed, average climber. Seeds are roundish in shape. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Fat Man Pole:  90 days.  Another in a series of beans from Tom's collection that were obtained from a man in Michigan. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (imit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Fletcher Family round White:  80 days.  Short fat pods with large white seeds. Probably best used as shell but immature green pods have a great flavor. Originally from Joyce Fletterly of Michigan. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Fort Portal Jade:  90 days.  A spectacular bean. Round and green in color, this variety is definitely a stand out. Most beans range in color within various shades of olive green, some more on the brown side, others more green. They almost look like soybeans. Above average production, do better if given some support which is why they are in this section. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Garraful Imperial:  90 days.  Butterscotch colored, kidney bean shaped seeds. Some have slight streaks. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Good Mother Stallard:  95 days.  A very attractive pinkish red streaked shiny bean. A family heirloom sent to me many years ago that has now become quite popular. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50

Goose:  80 days.  Vigorous pole beans. Great for green shell, large brown seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Habellones Regal:  85 days.  Beautiful, round seeds. White with a horticultural type cap. Unique and colorful. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Iroquois:  85 days.  Vigorous grower, tall vines. Large black and white beans with a unique mottled and swirled pattern. The bean is said to have come from the Iroquois tribe where the name translated means skunk. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 (SOLD OUT FOR REMAINDER OF 2017)

Mountain Climbers:  80 days.  Another heirloom from the Qualls family of Virginia. Plump pods produce a good green shell bean. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Pink Tip Cornfield:  75 days.  Sent to us by the Qualls family of Virginia. Beautiful 6 to 8 inch long, pale green pods with a slight pink tip at the blossom end. Seeds are large and brown, make a good green shell bean. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Red Goose:  80 days.  Large seeds of a deep red shades, vigorous plants produce well. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Riner Pole:  90 days.  Large seeds of reddish brown color. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Seneca Bird Egg:  90 days.  Small pods with up to 7 small round beans. Beans are tan with black markings. Very productive, from the Russ Crow collection. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50

2017 POLE ROMANO BEANS

(7 Varieties to choose from)

Aunt Mary's Meat:  80 days.  A truly unique bean shared with us from Ron and Nancy Hendrickson. A most impressive size and the flavor is great. The widest, thickest pods of any Romano bean that I have seen. Large, dark black seeds that add a good flavor to the cooked beans. Issue that makes this not a large scale bean is a rare genetic defect where the seeds tend to split open while ripening making the germination difficult if not planted in very warm soil. When planted in good, warm soil the germination is great. Please do not plant too early. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.50 Certified Organic Seed

Black Caseknife:  80 days.  Large flattened green pods, ripen with large black seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Dona Maria:  65 days.  Sparse foliage, but good yields of long, flat podded Romano type white seeded beans. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Italian:  75 days.  Colorful Romano type, pods are a bright green with deep purple streaks. We are grateful to Ilona Sherrat for providing us with this wonderful heirloom. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017) Rabbits struck again!!

Jeminez (Organic Seed):  80 days.  Red streaked romano-type bean. Delicious, but hard to get seed from. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Jeminez (Non-Organic):  80 days.  Red streaked romano-type bean. Delicious, but hard to get seed from. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.75

Uncle Steve's Italian Pole:  70 days.  Unique, variegated green with purple stripes pole bean. Beans are slightly curved at the end. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

2017 POLE WAX BEANS

(6 Varieties to choose from)

Barksdale:  75 days.  6 to 8 inch long flat yellow pods, super heavy yields, white seeds. Originated in the Salem, Illinois area. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Gold Marie:  65 days.  Early, productive flat yellow wax bean. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Kentucky Wonder Wax:  73 days.  Very long, flat butter yellow pods on strong climbing vine. Very good for freezer. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50; 4 Pkt./$4.00 (Non-organic)

Kentucky Wonder Wax (Organic Seed):  Same description as above. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Marengo Romano:  70 days.  Nice, flat pod wax Romano. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Neckargold:  65 days.  This bean has long been a favorite of mine. Yields are fabulous. Plants are vigorous with bright gold oval pods. A white seeded type from Europe. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.25 Certified Organic Seed (SOLD OUT FOR REMAINDER OF 2017)

2017 POLE SNAP BEANS

(34 Varieties to choose from)

Alabama #1:  75 days.  Black seeded, disease resistant, purple streak on green pods. This bean has a unique trait where it will produce a crop, let them begin to ripen, and while they are ripening, continue to produce more and more beans for fresh eating. Developed in 1963 at Auburn University in Alabama. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Alice Whitis:  70 days.  Vigorous vines, rose red seeds, medium green pods. Variety dates to 1930's from Acorn, Kentucky. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Annelino Verde (Green Annelino):  80 days.  A unique Italian bean that has short, very curved pods. Good yields and very unique both in shape and flavor. Must be picked young before strings develop. Extremely difficult to extract the seed from the pod - hence the higher price. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.75 Certified Organic Seed

Aunt Lear:  80 days.  Moderate climber, green at edible stage about 4 to 5 inches long. Very fiberous as the pods mature. Beans are either tan or butterscotch in color. Originally from Wilbur Willowby in Kentucky dating to 1913. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Barnes Mountain:  70 days.  This one caught me off guard for its vigor and ability to handle drought and poor soil. Lack of ideal spots to plant, it got planted in nearly straight sand, had minimal water, and still grew like crazy. Produces an abundance, of nice, round, green podded beans that were 6+ inches long. This is a white seeded type with a history dating back to Kentucky. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Berrier Girls:  68 days.  Vining old fashioned slightly string green bean. Seeds are streaked dark brown on pale lavendar tan. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Blue Lake Stringless:  70 days.  Common pole green snap bean with white seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00

Blue Marbut:  70 days.  A colorful, tasty, southern heirloom brought to our attention by Darrel Jones. Colorful purplish stems and purple tint to the leaves. Tasty, purple streaked green pods. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.75; 2 Pkts./$4.25 Certified Organic Seed

Fletcher Family Round White:  80 days.  Short fat pods with large white seeds. Probably best used as shell but immature green pods have a great flavor. Originally from Joyce Fletterly of Michigan. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Fortex:  70 days.  Long, French stringless filet type bean. Dark colored seeds. While we will continue to offer this as it is so popular, I do sincerely feel guilty as it does not do well here in this part of Iowa. Of the over 100 varieties of beans that we grow, it is the one that constantly succumbs to insects, shows lack of vigor when climbing, vines break off in the wind and numerous other issues. I have babied it, provided extra fertilizer, you name it. Still it will rank last in yield to all the beans we grow each year. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

Fortex Cross:  70 days.  A cross from Darrel Jones that is higher yielding and hardier than regular Fortex. Seeds are multi-colored, bean pods are both green and purple. It tolerates a range of temperatures and still bears well. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50

Frank Barnett:  75 days.  A shorter pole type that has brown seeds and does very well on poor soils. 6+ inch round green pods. An heirloom sent to us by George McLaughlin in Oklahoma. Pkt. (25 seed)- $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Hick:  80 days.  Brown seeds, deep green pods, weak vines. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Hickman:  65 days.  Usually brown seeded, occasionally other colors can be found. Green pods are 6 to 7 inches long. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Kentucky Stick:  70 days.  A vigorous climber with some variability in seed color but the seed type primarily resembles a pinto bean with streaks on a base purplish mauve color. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Kentucky Wonder:  73 days.  Rich flavored, deep green pole bean. Brown seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50; 4 Pkt./$4.00

Lawrence County Kentucky:  75 days.  Green pods, small speckled mauve-tan seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Logan Giant:  70 days.  Productive climber producing many 4 to 6 inch pods with fat full sized beans of a brownish shade, good flavor. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

McCaslan 42:  70 days.  Vigorous and productive with medium green, broad flat pods with white seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Meeks Running:  80 days.  Long, skinny, dark green with purple tinge. Good substitute for Fortex. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Mountaineer Half Runner:  65 days.  Short pole type, thick pods, greenish yellow in color, white seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Neckarkonigan:  75 days.  Green companion to Neckargold. Fleshy 9 inch green pods, white seeds. Good for French style slicing. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Pennsylvania Brown:  7 days.  Good climber that produces good yields of meaty green pods about 6 inches long. Seeds are a deep brown in color. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Potomac:  65 days.  Strong climber that produces high yields of 6 inch slightly curved green beans with deep black seeds. History traces to prior to 1860. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Poverina:  80 days.  Vigorous pole with long green pods. Oblong seed is mauve with dark purple streaks. Sent to us by Ron and Nancy Hendrickson of Ohio from their Italian friend. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Ramshorn:  85 days.  Large oval pods are purple streaked on huge vines. Kidney bean shaped with mauve background. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Rattlesnake:  77 days.  Nice purple streaked, green podded, very flavorful snap bean. Moderate climber to 6 feet. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Sicitalian Black Swamp:  80 days.  This is an interesting bean because the seeds are nearly round. It produces good flavored beans for green snaps that are especially good frozen and then thawed and cooked. This bean is well adapted to Northern tier states, but is also productive in the deep South. Pkt. (20 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Striped Bunch:  75 days.  A true half runner with runners up to 5 feet long. Productive, round 5 to 6 inch pods. Good for green beans and outstanding pickled. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

Swayback:  75 days.  Vigorous vines producing many green "bent" pods. Bean pods are green in color and appear curved. White seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Tobacco Worm:  75 days.  An old fashioned Southern bean. White seeded, productive. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Turkey Craw:  85 days.  Productive old-fashioned string bean with a slight stripe. Seeds are a beautiful buff frosted tan color. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Virginia Brown:  78 days.  Good climber that produces good yields of meaty green pods with brown seeds. Pods about 6 inches long. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Virginia White:  78 days.  Good climber that produces good yields of meath green pods with white seeds. Pods about 6 inches long. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

2017 POLE PURPLE BEANS

(5 Varieties to choose from)

Blauhilde:  72 days  Vigorous climber, deep purple pods. German variety brought to us by our worker, Tyler, when he visited relatives in Germany. Very productive. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Grandma Roberts Purple Pole:  80 days.  Vigorous and productive that tolerates heat well. Also germinates well in cold soil. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Grandma Roberts Tri-Color:  80 days.  Similar to Grandma Roberts Purple Pole except the seed is three colors and very productive. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50

Louisiana Purple Pod:  75 days.  Heirloom that is fast growing, 7 to 8 inch practically stringless purple pods. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.25

Purple King:  75 days.  Flatter purple pods, high yields. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

2017 RUNNER BEANS(Phaseolus coccineus)

(5 Varieties to choose from)

Golden Sunshine:  80 days.  Large masses of scarlet flowers on greenish yellow foliage. 6 to 8 inch flat green pods. Plants get 6 feet tall. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

Insuk's Wang Kong:  80 days.  A true red flowering runner bean. I used to raise runner beans with great success in Idaho, but fail frequently with all types here in Iowa except for this one. Vigorous, colorful and productive, but a mix of seed colors. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017)

Painted Lady:  75 days.  Beautiful red and white flowers producing 10 inch, thick podded beans that have pinkish brown seeds with dark streaks. First introduced in 1855. Pkt. (15 seeds) - $3.50 Certified Organic Seed

Sunset:  70 days.  A truly unique selection with peach colored blossoms and nice yields of 6 inch green flat pods. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

White Emergo:  80 days.  Tolerates heat better than most runners. White flowers. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

2017 GREASY/CUTSHORT BEANS

(20 Varieties to choose from)

This is a special grouping of beans that are for the most part all very heavy yielding pole beans with short fat pods borne in clusters.

Baker Pole:  80 days.  Variable short to long pods. Greasy type with white seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Black Cutshort:  80 days.  Black seeded cutshort with deep green pods. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Black Greasyback Cornfield:  80 days.  A black seeded version of the common white seeded type. Expect some variation. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Black Greasy:  65 days  Slightly variable, but productive, rich flavor, deep shiny black seeds. Pods have a purplish cast on deep green. This variety is known for its tendency to produce numerous off-types. When my friend Tom selected this he selected it from a white greasy bean and it has never seemed to totally stablize. 1oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Blue Greasy Grit:  70 days.  Small pods, heavy producer, bluish/black seeds, green pods. One of the old fashioned, tasty heirlooms. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Brown Speckled Greasy:  73 days.  3.5 inch pods contain 8 round brown speckled seeds. A cutshort type pole snap bean. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Grease:  80 days.  Round small seeded tan seeds with dark tan streaks. Pods are small and medium green in color. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Greasy Back Cornfield:  75 days.  Heirloom pole snap bean, white seeds. Grows well planted with corn and using the cornstalks as a pole to climb. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Honeycutt Pioneer Cutshort:  77 days.  3 to 4 inch pods, excellent yielding, tender green pods with brown speckled seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Large Early Greasy:  80 days.  Very productive white seeded greasy type. Pods are deep green. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Large Late Greasy:  90 days.  Later and typical of greasy beans does well once it cools off in the late summer. One that Tom originally got from North Carolina. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Little Greasy:  75 days.  White oblong seeds short fat pods. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Myers Striped Greasy:  75 days.  Small tan seeds with dark brown streaks. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Ohio Cutshort:  80 days.  3 to 4 inch pods, high yields of tender pods. Pole bean. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Old Time Cutshort:  75 days.  3 to 4 inch pods, high yields, speckled seeds. Pole bean. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00; 4 Pkts./$10.00 Certified Organic Seed

Pink Tip Greasy:  80 days.  Typical greasy bean with white seeds, pods are 3 to 4 inches long, prolific as are most greasy beans. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Striped Greasy Cushort:  75 days.  Very productive and vigorous, seeds are striped and small and the typica cutshort small pods in bunches. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Striped Hull Greasy:  75 days.  White seeds, pods are streaked. Pkt. (30 seeds) - $3.00

Tennessee Cutshort:  72 days.  Sent to us by George McLaughlin. This is a prolific cutshort type bean, but slightly larger with brown seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Tennessee Greasy:  70 days.  A true mix. I've tried for over 10 years to segregate this. I've concluded that it is a true mixture. Seeds are various colors as well as having pods of various shapes and textures. Beans can be used both in the green snap stage and dried for soup. Ornamental and colorful. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed


2017 FALL BEANS

(4 Varieties to choose from)

This is a special group of heirloom beans from Appalachia. They are usually pole beans used as a "string" bean, green shell bean and dry shell bean. Characteristics are shiny, round seeds.

Grape:  90 days (to dry stage).  Vigorous climber, small, very round, purple seed. Heirloom from Magoffin County, Kentucky. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Nora Day White Fall:  95 days (to dry stage).  A true round Fall bean. Vigorous climber and heavy producer. Pure white seed. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Red Fall:  90 days.  Round to oblong deep red beans. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $2.50

Red Speckled Fall:  85 days.  This is a bush bean more like an ordinary cranberry, longer and plumper than typical Fall Beans. Tall bush heirloom from Adams County, Ohio. Beans are red with some tan marbling. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

2017 LIMA BEANS

POLE TYPE:

(35 Varieties to choose from)

We started tackling the limas in Tom's collection this year and we had some help from Curt Burroughs as he has been working with limas for a few years. We hope to add even more in 2018.

Alabama Black Running:  90 days.  The most vigorous lima bean I have ever seen. Plants were enormous and heavy with pods. Sent to us by Robert Smiley in Alabama. Seeds are a dark black in color. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Alabama Mahogany:  95 days.  Vigorous vines with paler blackish purple seeds. Pkt. (25 seeds) $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed Bandy:  85 days.  Black seeded vogorous climber. Pkt. (25 seeds) R3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Black Jungle:  85 days.  Vigorous black seeded pole lima. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50 (Non-organic)

Black Jungle (Organic Seed):  85 days.  Vigorous black seeded pole lima. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Black Star:  90 days.  Large, black-seeded. Expect some off color and paler seeds to show up. Vigorous climber. Pkt. (25 seeds.) - $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Bucket:  85 days.  A nice bright shiny deep red with a tinge of black seed pole lima. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Calico Willowleaf:  95 days.  True willow-like leaves provide a unique display. Seeds are red shades. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Carolina Red:  80 days.  Pole type, beautiful red seeds, productive, drought tolerant. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Carolina Sieva;  80 days.  Dark green pods conaining 3 to 4 small, fat seeds that dry to white. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Christmas:  85 days.  Vigorous climber, dates to about 1840, flat, white seeds with maroon spots on seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

Climbing Speckled Pole:  90 days.  Colorful seeds, vigorous vines. Pkt. (25 seeds) $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Dr. Martin:  100 days.  Late, big seeded green lima. Pods ae huge and they take a very long time to mature. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

Empress:  90 days.  Large seeds which are white with maroon spotting. Many people have tried to produce a Speckled Calico Lima. Empress comes out on top for both production and spotting. The difficulty in producing a nice spotted lima is that one must always make selections every year on the most spotted seeds to save for the next season. Without selection the pattern quickly disintegrates to streaking and the over production of the maroon color. A great variety to work with if someone enjoys a challenge. Large vigorous vines. Developed by Curt Burroughs as a cross of Christmas Lima. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017)

Florida Speckled:  90 days (to green shell).  Buff colored seed with maroon speckles. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50

Frosty Lima:  88 days.  Large, beautiful seeds that are mauve and pink speckled with a frosty "icing" coating, pole type. We think this is the most beautiful bean seed that we grow. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017) Rabbits again!!

Ganymede:  90 days.  A beautiful tri-color of black, white and red on a medium sized bean. The bean gives a slightly above average crop on vigorous vines. A good cooking bean that also doubles as a good shelly bean. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

Grandma Storrt's Speckled:  90 days.  Truly a beautiful colored bean. There are not a lot of tri-colored lima beans available which makes this variety a keeper. Similar to Gannymede in shape, size and growth pattern. The primary difference is that this one is speckled white, red and maroon tri-colored whereas Gannymede is white, red and black tri-colored. Once considered extinct this one was saved in Tom's freezer. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017)

Herndon Lima:  80 days.  Pole, white-seeded sieva type. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Hopi Yellow:  90 days.  Weak vines, deep butterscoth colored seed. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Hort's Climbing Pea:  90 days.  An incredibly productive variety which goes into overdrive producing an excess of small round cream and red colored beans. Seed coat being mostly cream with red spots and streaks on the top portion of the bean. This variety was so productive one almost got tired of harvesting it. It was an early producer and after a short break started back up with another productive burst which seemed to rival the first wave of production. This would make a great variety for the South with the longer growing season. Long vines. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

J. Pottes Lima:  85 days.  Pole, vigorous climber, darkest brown and white sieva type. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.50; 2 Pkts./$4.75

Lynchburg Butterbean:  85 days.  Colorful mix of colors (mostly reds and blacks with some other shades), pole, butterbean. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.50 Certified Organic Seed

Midnight Courtship:  85 days.  The color of this bean can best be described as mysterious. Most of the seeds are nearly solid purplish black with specks of light purplish grey, while others are mostly purplish grey with streaks of purplish black. Highly unusual as far as lima bean colors go, this variet is also quite productive producing mid-season until frost. Small seed size but makes up for it with production of seeds. Developed as a cross of Ping Zebra and Phoebe Vinson by Curt Burroughs. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017)

Ohatchee Ala:  85 days.  Another variety thought extinct but found in Tom's freezer. This is solid black and the strongest performer of any of the black seeded types. Produces seed in aboundance and is a nice solid black color. Tends to produce the entire crop at once. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

Old Fashioned:  80 days.  Once considered extinct, yet another one saved from Tom's freezer. A reliable variety that produces early with a big flush of beans, coming back again at the end of mid season with another smaller crop. Solid white seeds of Sieva type, but of a slightly larger size on average than most Sieva types. Strong vines with strong production. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

Old Time Pink & White:  80 days.  Beautiful pink and white seeded pole lima, heavy producer. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Pinwheel:  85 days.  Medium sized maroon bean with white radiating from the hilum out on the top half of the bean. Quite unique as faf as lima seed coat colors go. Bears heavily and reliably, this mid-season producer that tends to produce all at once. Developed by Curt Burroughs. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

Ping Pong:  85 days.  Developed as a cross between Ping Zebra and Phoebe Vinson, this is one of the most productive varieties of lima beans available. Bean size is small and seed coat is a light cream with varying amounts of purple splashes. Seed coat also exemplifies a slight pinkish veining. A delightful bean, Ping Pong produces from mid-season until frost and is a vigorous grower with strong thick stems. Developed by Curt Burroughs. Pkt. :(20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

Pink Standard:  85 days.  A true solid pink lima bean, this variety is unique in how vivid the color is when harvested fresh. Some seeds contain a few tiny black dots on the seed coat. A medium sized bean, that is a vigorous grower and produces average yield. The pod has an unusual pod shape with many pods turning at a ninety degree angle halfway down the pod. Originally from Peru. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

Red Speckled:  85 days.  Red with dark red specks and streaks, it is very similar in size, color, and type to Carolina Red. The biggest differences are a maturity slightly later than Carolina Red but slightly more productive. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

Romance:  85 days.  A stunning bean, white with a dark maroon hilum and a soft blush of maroon radiating out from the hilum. Medium-large sized beans and a strong producer, this variety bears mid-season and will produce a second crop in Iowa if the season is long enough. A fun variety to shell. Developed from Christmas Lima as a cross by Curt Burroughs. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00 (SOLD OUT FOR REMAINDER OF 2017)

Rosie Claire:  85 days.  Developed a a natural sport from Christmas Lima, this variety has been around for a very long time in the South. Very productive with medium-large sized seeds. The seed coat is mostly half white and half maroon with a lot of white of white mottling in the maroon areas. Large vines and a one flush producer. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017)

Thomas:  90 days.  A late season white Sieva type. This variety was without a name in Tom's freezer. Not spectacular in the Midwest and the pods tend to shatter when too dry. Small flat seeds, probably better suited for Southern states. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

Tom's Divide:  85 days.  When Tom passed away this was one of the many varieties in his freezer. Labeled as Ganymede, this is not that. Seeds are roughly half white and half maroon. A nice grower, mid-season maturity, with slightly higher than average production. Given this name as there is no way to determine a name otherwise. Pkt. (20 to 25 seeds) $3.00

BUSH TYPE:

(9 Varieties to choose from)

Burpee Improved:  83 days.  A very large seeded white lima. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50

Cliff Dweller:  65 days.  This was a very early producer and heavy yielder as we had very few plants from the 30 plus year old seed. Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Cowey:  85 days.  A productive variety with dark red seeds. Seeds tend to be on the smallish size. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017)

Dixie White Butterpea:  75 days.  Small white round shaped limas. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50

Eastland:  70 days.  Vigorous plants, excellent, medium green baby limas. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50; 2 Pkts./$2.75

Forget-Me-Not:  85 days.  Another one from Tom's freezer storage. Seeds are violet-brown with streaks. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017)

Henderson Lima:  75 days.  A nice heavy yielding lima for us here. We prefer them in the green shell stage. Three inch pods contain 3 to 4 small seeds. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.25; 4 Pkts./$4.00

Phebe Vinson:  80 days.  Colorful beans ranging from rose pinks to deep plum all with varying amounts of calico patterns. First listed in Seed Saver's Exchange in 1987. An heirloom from Nebraska. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Thorogreen:  65 days.  An excellent type for freezing. Stays a light green when cooked. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.50


2017 SOY BEANS

(3 Varieties to choose from)

The rabbits love the seed crop. This is ironic since we are surrounded by fields of genetically engineered Soybeans. Maybe the rabbits know something that we don't know? We have many more types that we would like to offer.

Aoya Edamame:  100 days.  It produces on the average three green seeds per pod. Originally from Japan. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Butterbean:  85 days.  A deep green soybean, used best as a green shell bean. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

Envy Soy Beans:  80 days.  Nice sized, early, bright green soy. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed


2017 BEANS: MISCELLANEOUS TYPES

(12 Varieties to choose from)

Adzuki:  80 days.  Tiny, red seeded. Good for sprouts. 0.5 oz. Pkt. - $1.75 Certified Organic Seed

Asparagus Pea:  75 days.  Neither Asparagus nor Pea, but yet another legume. The flowers are reddish in color. The pods are best eaten when less than 1 inch long. Plants spread along the ground. Also known as Winged Pea. Seeds are small. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Black Pod Gram:  80 days.  Mung bean type. Eaten as a green vegetable (Indonesian cuisine). The green pods are cut in small chunks when young. Plants get 3 feet tall. Seeds are very small. 0.5 oz. Pkt. - $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Brown Tepary:  75 days.  Buff-brown seeds, drought tolerant desert variety from the Southwest. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Hyacinth:  100 days.  Best grown as an ornamental. Plants are very vigorous viners. Leaves have a purplish cast. Flowers are a very beautiful lavender. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Mat Bean:  85 days.  Tiny seeded, Mung bean type. 0.5 oz. Pkt. - $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Red Hyacinth:  90 days.  A beautiful ornamental. Plants are vigorous viners. Leaves are pale colored with bright white flowers. Pods are a glistening greenish/white with red seeds. Pkt. (15 seeds) - $3.75 Certified Organic Seed

Red Noodle:  75 days.  Pole type. Vigorous vines, heavy producer of purple/red, small seeded, yardlong beans. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Sword (Canavalia gladiata):  120+ days.  An ornamental bean we have searched for many years. Darrel Jones in Alabama was able to get us a good crop of this very late bean. It is best used as an ornamental as questions exist about what is and is not edible. Seeds are huge and bright pink. We will have more details next year on culture when we have grown a crop here. Pkt. (15 seeds) - $3.75

Tan Pod Green Mung:  80 days.  Tan podded version of the gram bean. Very small seeds. 0.5 oz. Pkt. - $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

White Tepary:  90 days.  White seeded, full bushy plants loaded with small pods. 1 oz. Pkt. - $3.00

Yardlong:  84 days.  Pole type. Plants produce vigorous vines that produce long skinny pods of a unique, unusual flavor for beans. Use as a fresh snap bean. Seeds are small. Pkt. (25 seeds) - $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)


2017 FAVA BEANS

(4 Varieties to choose from)

Entirely different from regular beans. These are cool loving plants that must be planted the same time as peas.

Aquadulce Fava:  65 days.  Long pods, big brown seeds. Must be planted in cool weather to do well. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Bell Fava:  75 days.  Unusual, small seeded type. Grows well in Pacific Northwest where it survives winters. Small, dark reddish/brown seeds resemble peanuts. Good cool weather crop, high yields. 1 oz. Pkt. - $1.25; 4 Pkts./$4.50

Masterpiece Green Pod:  70 days.  Large green seeded Fava. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.00

Sweet Lorane:  85 days.  A lighter seed coat which means less tannins meaning less bitter taste. Small seeded. 1 oz. Pkt. - $2.00 Certified Organic Seed



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