Bean Seeds

Beans are a warm season crop that can be planted around the same time you plant corn. Do not plant bean seed until the soil temperature reaches a STEADY 65 degrees or better.

...If you do your seeds may have a terrible germination rate or just rot in the cold soil.

Beans prefer a well-draining soil that is loaded with good hummus and composted manure.  Loose soil is very important for seed emergence.Beans need plenty of sun.  If plants are shaded part of the day they will become weak and tall.  Replant every 2-3 weeks for continual summer harvest. Never plant beans in the same place year after year to avoid soil-borne disease problems. Plant bush beans 4 inches apart and spread the rows 2-3' wide.  Plant pole beans at least 6" apart and spread rows at least 4' wide.

Sufficient moisture is especially important for flower bud formation to pod set. Too much or too little water, or excessive heat, causes blossom and pod drop. Provide bean plants with 1 inch of water per week. Extremes in soil moisture can also lead to malformed pods in which only the first few seeds develop, leaving the rest of the bean pod shriveled. Water early in the morning to allow plants to dry quickly and reduce the opportunity for disease infection.


Royal Burgundy Bush Bean Seeds

Royal Burgundy (55 days) Also known as Royalty Purple Pod. Highly flavorful, purple podded snap b...

Royal Burgundy (55 days) Also known as Royalty Purple Pod. Highly flavorful, purple podded snap bean that turns green when it is cooked. Stringless and a great cool weather producer. Be the hit of your next dinner party when you show your guest this purple powered bean before its cooked. A sure seller at farmer's markets for its eye appealing color. This bush bean produces small runners. The variety is resistant to BCMV and is avoided by Mexican bean beetles. Have trouble getting the kids to...

$2.61 $52.49

Bush Blue Lake 274 Bean

(55 days) Blue Lake 274 is the classic bean that comes to mind when you think of a green bean.  K...

(55 days) Blue Lake 274 is the classic bean that comes to mind when you think of a green bean.  Known in the canning industry for years because of its reliability, huge yields, disease resistance and its ability to bear all at once making canning a much easier task.  Blue Lake produces plump, tender, dark green pods that are about 5 1/2"s long.  The bush itself only grows about 16" saving space in your garden, but producing big juicy yields.  This is THE green bean for canning or freezing.  B...

$2.72 $90.26

Blue Lake FM1k Pole Bean

(63 days) Blue Lake beans are world famous for reliability, disease resistance, flavor and high y...

(63 days) Blue Lake beans are world famous for reliability, disease resistance, flavor and high yields. This is basically the pole version of the famous bush type that is widely planted for the canning industry.  If you like Kentucky Wonder you will be blown away by Blue Lake!  These bright green beans are straight and reach up to 7".  Perfect for those who are tired of bending over to pick beans, but still want the high yield of a bush bean.  Excellent for freezing and canning.  Blue Lake is...

$3.93 $233.61

Dwarf Horticulture Taylor Bean Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris Dwarf Horticulture Taylor Bean Seeds (68 days) Approximately 50 seeds per ounc...

Phaseolus vulgaris Dwarf Horticulture Taylor Bean Seeds (68 days) Approximately 50 seeds per ounce Also known as "Speckled Bays" or "Cranberry Bean". This pre-1800 heirloom is a great producer. Yumalicious on the flavor scale with purple splashed beans that are oval, large and contained in 5-6" pods. Much earlier than other beans of this type. Use it and store it as a dry bean. Seed is splashed with purple-red blotches. Tends to run, so a good sturdy support will increase yields. Shumways ...

$3.14 $45.94

Contender Bush Bean Seeds

Contender (45 days) Contender bush bean is our #1 selling bean for three years running now. There...

Contender (45 days) Contender bush bean is our #1 selling bean for three years running now. There is a good reason for that--taste and reliability. Contender is an early bush bean, that is reliable, heavy yielding, and considered by many to be the earliest producing bean at an amazing 40-45 days! Contender bean is perfect for short, cool seasons where other beans may not perform well. This bean is mildew tolerant and still does well in hot weather. Contender bean pods are 6" long, stringless...

$2.61 $162.75

Golden Wax Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris Golden Wax Bean (52 days) One of the oldest known wax beans, Golden Wax was f...

Phaseolus vulgaris Golden Wax Bean (52 days) One of the oldest known wax beans, Golden Wax was first introduced sometime around 1871. There have been many variations over the years, but Golden Wax was also known as Topnotch or Rustproof Golden Wax. Golden Wax bean is a bush type plant that produces excellent yields of golden yellow wax beans. Good for northern climates as well as the south. Golden Wax bean grows 16" tall, compact, and produces delicious golden pods about 5-6" long. Pods...

$3.14 $52.49

Organic Dow Purple Pod Pole Bean

Organic Dow Purple Pod Pole Bean 1 ounce seed packet   Dow Purple Pod is a vigorous climber with ...

Organic Dow Purple Pod Pole Bean 1 ounce seed packet   Dow Purple Pod is a vigorous climber with 7 to 8 inch long, purple podded snap beans. The flowers are a lovely purple just like the beans. The interior of the bean pods are almost neon green and are an amazing contrast to the purple exterior. The seed is white colored, with a very delightful intense "bean" flavor. Dow Purple Pod is a rare variety originally from Illinois. Turns back green when cooked. They do have some strings. One of Far...

$3.14 $152.34

Roma II Bush Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris Roma II Bush Beans (59 days) Romano type bush bean. Rogers Brothers Seed Comp...

Phaseolus vulgaris Roma II Bush Beans (59 days) Romano type bush bean. Rogers Brothers Seed Company introduced Roma II in 1978. The classic Italian gourmet "Roma" improved in the second generation as a bush bean. Roma beans have wide, meaty, tender,smooth flat pods that are stringless. Excellent flavor. Very prolific and reliable. Resistant to mosaic and mildew mosaic. Roma II makes a great canner. Flavor holds.

$2.61 $131.20

Early Thorogreen Bush Lima Bean

Phaseolus lunatus Early Thorogreen Bush Lima Bean (69 days)   This is the earliest producing of ...

Phaseolus lunatus Early Thorogreen Bush Lima Bean (69 days)   This is the earliest producing of all the lima beans. Thorogreen is considered a baby lima with a delicious buttery taste. It is a bush type that reaches 18" tall and requires no staking. An excellent choice for those who have a short growing season. Downy mildew resistant.  

$2.61 $13.13

Organic Royalty Purple Pod Bush Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris Organic Royalty Purple Pod Bush Bean (56 days) Bred by E.M. Meader at the Univ...

Phaseolus vulgaris Organic Royalty Purple Pod Bush Bean (56 days) Bred by E.M. Meader at the University of New Hampshire and introduced in 1957. Will emerge in cooler soil than many other beans. (beans hate cold soil) Royalty purple Pod is a bush type, but has short runners and purple flowers. The bright purple pods are 5-6" long and turn green when cooked. Very tasty.    

$4.08 $31.49

Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean

Phaseolus lunatus Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean (72 days) Introduced by the USDA in Beltsville i...

Phaseolus lunatus Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean (72 days) Introduced by the USDA in Beltsville in the 1940s. Fordhook 242 is by far the best lima bean for Northern climates, coastal conditions or cool foggy nights. They are ready for use almost a week earlier than most bush limas. Fordhook 242 has dense foliage reaching 16"-24". Pods are thick, meaty and contain 3-5 lima beans. Known for its almost nutty flavor. Nothing beats a steamy bowl of lima beans with a pat of butter!

$2.61 $162.75

Kentucky Dreamer Bush Bean

Kentucky Dreamer Bush Bean (50-54 days)   Improved Kentucky Wonder Bush bean. High concentrated p...

Kentucky Dreamer Bush Bean (50-54 days)   Improved Kentucky Wonder Bush bean. High concentrated pod set. Plant height 17 inches. Very upright plant. Pod is medium green, flat 6 inches long and is white seeded. Disease resistance is cbmv type 1 and n.Y. Strain 15. ***Very impressed with Kentucky Dreamer in our 2013 bean trials. It was quick to produce lots of 5-6" pods on well formed plants with no disease problems in our climate.

$2.89 $157.45

Organic Gold Rush Bean

Organic Gold Rush Bean Phaseolus vulgaris Bush type wax bean, 52 days to maturity Forget panning...

Organic Gold Rush Bean Phaseolus vulgaris Bush type wax bean, 52 days to maturity Forget panning, try canning! A gardener's wealth is a heavy harvest of Gold Rush beans, pickled or steamed and piled on a plate. You won't have to search long to find these delicious, lemon-colored beans hanging in heavy clusters on their compact bushes. Gold Rush was a clear favorite on the farm, where it kept on producing tender beans when others had gotten tough. Plants are disease resistant and produce a he...

$3.14 $12.59

Hendersons Earliest Bush Lima

Phaseolus lunatus Henderson's Earliest Bush Lima (69 days) Has also historically been called "Wo...

Phaseolus lunatus Henderson's Earliest Bush Lima (69 days) Has also historically been called "Wood's Prolific", "Dwarf Butter Bean" and "Baby Lima" 1 oz Seed Packet Contains about 75 seeds. Introduced by Perter Henderson & Company in 1889. When released it was called "Henderson's New Bush Lima Bean". This is one buttery flavored baby lima bean. The bush is very erect, reliable and produces 3-4 beans per pod. Continues to set until first frost. Excellent for canning, freezing or dr...

$2.61 $28.34

Slenderette Bush Bean Seeds

Slenderette (53 days) Slender, gourmet quality, smooth, stringless pods are glossy and dark gree...

Slenderette (53 days) Slender, gourmet quality, smooth, stringless pods are glossy and dark green. Crunchy, yet tender and highly desired by chefs for French cuisine. Very high yielding, 5" juicy pods are held strong on erect 20-inch plants. Resistance to common bean mosaic, pod mottle and curly top virus. Slenderette is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. OR, VA,

$2.61 $162.75

Black Valentine Bush Beans

Black Valentine Bush Beans (50 days to snap)   Introduced by Peter Henderson in 1897, but known s...

Black Valentine Bush Beans (50 days to snap)   Introduced by Peter Henderson in 1897, but known since 1850. Long, straight, round pods that are stringless for us. 6" long pods Black Valentine is good for early or late planting. Excellent for soups, stews and canning.  

$2.61 $57.48

Organic Golden Wax Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris Golden Wax Bean (52 days) One of the oldest known wax beans, Golden Wax was f...

Phaseolus vulgaris Golden Wax Bean (52 days) One of the oldest known wax beans, Golden Wax was first introduced sometime around 1871. There have been many variations over the years, but Golden Wax was also known as Topnotch or Rustproof Golden Wax. Golden Wax bean is a bush type plant that produces excellent yields of golden yellow wax beans. Good for northern climates as well as the south. Golden Wax bean grows 16" tall, compact, and produces delicious golden pods about 5-6" long. Pods...

$2.99 $64.15