Greasy/Cutshort Beans

( 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.

Amish Gnuttle-

Amish Gnuttle- 80 days - one of the most beautiful beans with the greyish background and pink speckling on small very shiny seeds. Pods are 3-4 inches long, in bunches as are most cut short types.   1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Baker Pole

Baker Pole- 80 days-  Variable short to long pods. Greasy type with white seeds. 1 oz. Pkt $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

Black Cutshort

Black Cutshort- 80 days-  Black seeded cutshort with deep green pods. 1 oz. Pkt $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

Black Greasyback Cornfield

Black Greasyback Cornfield-   80 days-  a black seeded version of the common white seeded type. Expect some variation. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Black Greasy

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 stabilize. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

Blue Greasy Grit

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

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 

Early Pink Tip Greasy

Early Pink Tip Greasy- 70 days- very shiny looking seed typical of the greasy beans. Pods are of medium length  and  a paler green. Pkt.  ( 25 seeds)  $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Grady Bailey Greasy

Grady Bailey Greasy- 75 days- thick production of small smooth pods of medium green color. An heirloom from Polk County North Carolina.   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.  1 oz Pkt.  $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Greasy Back Cornfield

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

Honeycutt Pioneer Cutshort

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

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

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 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Little Greasy

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

Myers Striped Greasy

Myers Striped Greasy- 75 days-  Small tan seeds with dark brown streaks. 1 oz. Pkt $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

Ohio Cutshort

Ohio Cutshort- 80 days- 3 to 4 inch pods, high yields of tender  green pods.  Pole bean.  1 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Old Time Cutshort

Old Time Cutshort- 75 days- 3 to 4 inch pods, high yields, speckled seeds.  Tender green pods.  1 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts./$7.50  Certified Organic Seed

Pink Tip Greasy

Pink Tip Greasy - 80 days - Typical greasy bean with white seeds.  Pods are 3 to 4 inches long, prolific as are most greasy beans.  1 oz. Pkt.  $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Red Greasy

Red Greasy- 85 days- a red seeded very productive  green  podded bean. Certifed Organic Seed UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Striped Greasy Cutshort

Striped Greasy Cutshort- 75 days-  very productive and vigorous, seeds are striped and small and the typical cutshort small pods in bunches. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Striped Hull Greasy

Striped Hull Greasy-  75 days - White seeds, pods are streaked.  1 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Tennessee Cutshort

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

Tennessee Greasy- 70 days- A true mix.  I 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

White Greasy

An extremely productive greasy  type with many pods and continuous production, 1 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

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