Bush Snap Beans

(34 varieties to choose from) The dry spell in July and wet  spell in September  reduced yields on some. Prices updated until December 31, 2020. We will have photos of seeds until we to take photos of the varieties at edible pod stage.

Black Valentine

Black Valentine- 60 days- A nice, green, snap bean with a very old history (pre-1850’s).  Seeds are black in color.  Flavor on black seeded types always seems to be more intense. 1 oz. Pkt. $1.75; 4 Pkts./$6.00

Blue Ribbon

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.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Clines Potato Patch

Clines Potato Patch- 65 days - Thick, heavy yielding plants of an old-fashioned string bean, white seeds.  Heirloom form North Carolina..



Contender- 47 days- Early, meaty pods.  Pods are curved.  Seeds are buffy tan in color.  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

Dutch Caseknife-60 days- fat green pods  with large seeds.  Pkt. 25 seeds $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Early Idaho

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. 25 seeds  Pkt. $3.00  (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Farmer Fava

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.  Pkt. (25 seeds)  $2.50  Limit 1. Certified Organic Seed

Kentucky Wonder Bush

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.  



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

Meiveille De Piemonte 

Meiveille 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-

Minnie Dickerson Bush Cutshort- 70 days- large creamy tan seed in short fat pods. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Mrs. Martins Heirloom # 8

Mrs. Martins Heirloom # 8- 65 days- Oblong purplish brown seeds with streaks, deep green pods.  Pkt. ( 25 seeds) $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Mrs. Martins Heirloom #24

Mrs. Martins Heirloom #24 -65 days- a mixture of seed colors but produces all green podded snaps . UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020.


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

Porter Family- 70 days- Small tan seeds with black streaks. Pods are thina nd plentiful with a medium green color and of small size. From Elliot County Kentucky 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.   A very popular  green snap bean great for fresh use, canning and freezing.1 oz. Pkt. $1.75; 4 Pkts. $6.00

Rattlesnake Bush

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.  1 ounce Pkt.  $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Red Fiolte

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

Red Peanut

Red Peanut (Organic Seed)-  Small round pink red seeds with pods that take ona pinkish cast as the beans grow and interacts.  1 oz. Pkt. $3.00  (Limit 1 Pkt.)  Certified 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.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020.


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.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020


Richgreen- 57 days- productive  green pods  Pkt. ( 25 seeds) $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Roma II

Roma II  - 55 days - Smooth, wide pods, rust resistant, slow fiber development.  A 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. Does well in hot humid conditions. Pkt. (25 seeds)  $2.50 Certified Organic Seed UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020


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

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.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020


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.

Thousand to One

Thousand to One - 50 days-  small seeds, tender fine pods. Pkt. 25 seeds $2.50 Certified Organic Seed


Very attractive seed with a mixture of pink and purple . Pkt. 25 seeds $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Woods Mountain Crazy

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

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