(291 varieties to choose from) We continued to work on increasing the inherited collection of beans from Tom Knoche and as you will see have added a few and increased some others to hopefully add next year. We are slowly making a dent in the frozen seed collection. We will never have all of them in large quantities but will keep working to spread them around.
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 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 has 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 dry 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. UPDATED FOR 2021
Bush Snap Beans
(34 varieties to choose from) The Derecho destroyed nearly all of our bush bean seed crop. Prices updated until December 31, 2021. We will have photos of seeds until we to take photos of the varieties at edible pod stage.
BUSH WAX BEANS
(7 varieties to choose from) Photos of seeds until we get photos of pods at the edible stage. Prices updated until December 31,2021
BUSH PURPLE PODDED BEANS
(8 varieties to choose from) We are showing seeds until we can get pictures taken in the field of the beans at edible stage. Updated for 2021
pole snap beans
(43 varieties to choose from) Pictures of seeds will be replaced with edible pod stage as they become available. Updated for 2021.
Pole Romano Beans
8 varieties to choose from) As pictures become available will change seeds with edible pod stage. Updated for 2021.
Pole Wax Beans
5 varieties to choose from) Pictures of seeds will be replaced with edible stage as they become available. Updated for 2021.
purple podded pole
(7 varieties to choose from) Pictures of seeds will be replaced with photos of edible stage as they become available. Updated for 2021
( 25 varieties to chose 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. While they are some of the highest yielding types we have they are not for everyone. The flavor is fantastic but the occasional strings bother some. While we encourage everyone to try a few, we recommend start small and expand as your taste buds expand. This group was my late friend Tom’s favorite beans for fresh eating. They are more popular in the Appalachian region of the country.Pictures of seeds will be replaced with photos of edible pod stage as they become available.