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.


Provider Bush Bean Seeds

Provider (50 days) Introduced by Dr. Hoffman of South Carolina around 1965. Maroon colored bean...

Provider (50 days) Introduced by Dr. Hoffman of South Carolina around 1965. Maroon colored beans. Once was a white seeded variety, but not sure it still exists anymore in the seed trade. Snap bean for home gardens, local market, shipping fresh and for freezing. 15-17" vines, bushy, sturdy, and strong roots. Pods round to heart-shaped, straight, 5-1/4", fleshy, low fiber, stingless, and medium dark green. Excellent for cool soil emergence for early season or cool coastal climates. Thoug...

$2.49 $18.96

Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Seed

Kentucky Wonder (58-72 days) Also known as "Old Homestead" & before 1864 as "Texas Pole" Ke...

Kentucky Wonder (58-72 days) Also known as "Old Homestead" & before 1864 as "Texas Pole" Kentucky Wonder is a classic, and popular pole bean that appeared sometime in the 1850s. Although it had many names, it has faithfully made its way into seed catalogs every year since. Talk about reliability and dependability! What makes Kentucky Wonder so special that over 84 U.S. seed companies still carry it? It is a heavy producer born in clusters over an extended season; its 7-10" pods are stri...

$2.99 $121.00

Organic Tendergreen Bush Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris Organic Tendergreen Bush Bean (52 days) An old reliable variety thought to b...

Phaseolus vulgaris Organic Tendergreen Bush Bean (52 days) An old reliable variety thought to be developed by Calvin Keeney. Calvin was the "father of the Stringless Bean" and bred Burpee's Stringless Green Pod in 1898. It was the most popular variety until Tendergreen arrived in 1925. Tendergreen produces a strong and erect bush that will reach about 18"-22"s. Pods are meaty, tender, round and stringless. Disease resistant, heat tolerant, early, heavy yields with an excellent flavor. Ther...

$2.99 $69.99

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...

$2.59 $85.96

Organic 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 my not perform well. This bean is mildew tolerant and still does well in hot weather. Contender bean pods are 6" long, stringles...

$2.75 $179.95

Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seed

Vicia faba Broad Windsor (65-85 days) Approximately 15-20 beans per oz. Pkg contains 1 oz. Bro...

Vicia faba Broad Windsor (65-85 days) Approximately 15-20 beans per oz. Pkg contains 1 oz. Broad Windsor was listed in 1863. This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans. Fava’s can fix up to an incredible 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. "Sixty pounds of nitrogen per acre is enough to feed a succeeding crop of beets, carrots, etc. One-hundred pounds will feed corn, lettuce, or squash. Fava's two-hundred pounds of nitrogen per acre is sufficient to grow the heaviest feeder...

$2.49 $169.99

Scarlet Runner Beans

Scarlet Runner Bean (60-90 days) Scarlet Runner Bean was introduced sometime before 1750. This ...

Scarlet Runner Bean (60-90 days) Scarlet Runner Bean was introduced sometime before 1750. This is the most famous and widely grown runner bean. Runner beans are native to Mexico and Central America where they thrive in cool and humid upland terrain. Perfect for the Pacific Northwest. Scarlet Runner beans are very vigorous and can easily reach 20'. A great producer of beans, they are perfect when small for snap beans or later as a dried shell bean. Shiny black seeds mottled with purple. Al...

$2.99 $74.99

Strike Bush Beans

Strike Bush Beans (45-55 days)   Strike bush bean produces very vigorous upright plants that make...

Strike Bush Beans (45-55 days)   Strike bush bean produces very vigorous upright plants that make picking easy. Produces round med-green straight stringless slender 5.5 inch, very smooth pods. Stringless. Good bean flavor. Crisp and tender in stirr fries. Excellent steamed or boiled with potatoes. Great early producer that matures consistently at the same time. Which is exactly what you want when canning! Earlier and more disease resistant than Black Valentine. BCMV & NY 15 resistant.

$2.75 $175.00

Organic Light Red Kidney Beans

Organic Light Red Kidney Beans (85 days) Phaseolus vulgaris   Light Red Kidney beans are highly p...

Organic Light Red Kidney Beans (85 days) Phaseolus vulgaris   Light Red Kidney beans are highly prized for their thin skins and silky smooth texture -- a culinary quality that is hard to beat. The flavor is mild and easily takes on the flavor of your chosen seasoning. Excellent in soups, chili, bean salad or baked beans. Widely used in Mexican cuisine. Light red kidney bean produces a medium sized bush that is sturdy and widely adapted to many growing regions. They will even tolerate cool wet...

$2.99 $299.99

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...

$2.99 $69.99

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...

$2.99 $11.99

Organic Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Seed

Kentucky Wonder (58-72 days) Also known as "Old Homestead" & before 1864 as "Texas Pole" Ke...

Kentucky Wonder (58-72 days) Also known as "Old Homestead" & before 1864 as "Texas Pole" Kentucky Wonder is a classic, popular pole bean that appeared sometime in the 1850s. Although it had many names, it has faithfully made its way into seed catalogs every year since. Talk about reliability and dependability! What makes Kentucky Wonder so special that over 84 U.S. seed companies still carry it? Kentucky Wonder has 7-10" pods Kentucky Wonder is a perfect green bean fresh, cooked, froze...

$3.75 $14.99

Organic Bush Blue Lake 274 Bean

  Organic Bush Blue Lake 274 Bean (55 days) Blue Lake 274 is the classic bean most people think o...

  Organic Bush Blue Lake 274 Bean (55 days) Blue Lake 274 is the classic bean most people think of 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 ...

$3.50 $199.99

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...

$3.74 $199.99

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 ...

$2.99 $43.75

Organic Royal Burgundy Bush Bean Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris Organic Royal Burgundy Bush Bean (56 days)   Also known as Royalty Purple Pod...

Phaseolus vulgaris Organic Royal Burgundy Bush Bean (56 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, with this highly flavorful bean. Show your guest this purple powered legume that turns green as it is cooked. Bred by E.M. Meader at the University of New Hampshire and introduced in 1957. Will emerge in cooler soil than many other bean...

$3.49 $399.99

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.

$2.49 $124.95

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...

$2.49 $49.99

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...

$2.49 $26.99

King of the Garden Pole Lima

Phaseolus King of the Garden Pole Lima (88 days) Introduced in 1883 by Frank Platt. Frank had b...

Phaseolus King of the Garden Pole Lima (88 days) Introduced in 1883 by Frank Platt. Frank had been selecting for limas that produce 6-seeded pods on a tall pole habit. Succeed he did. Vines are 8-9' tall and yield tons of 8" pods that are 1 1/4" wide. Said to have a rich, creamy, almost honey like flavor, King of the Garden Pole Limas are an old time favorite for its dependability and taste. 1942 Schell's Seed Co. says about King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean... "Very prolific and the quali...

$2.49 $24.99

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 $49.99

Organic Jackson Wonder Lima Bean

Phaseolus lunatus Organic Jackson Wonder Lima Bean (68 days)   Many times heirlooms are named for...

Phaseolus lunatus Organic Jackson Wonder Lima Bean (68 days)   Many times heirlooms are named for the places or people from which they came and this lima bean is no exception. It was named for Thomas Jackson who farmed near Atlanta, GA after the Civil War. Jackson Wonder Lima is a bush lima that grows about 2' tall and sets 3" pods. These pods contain 3-4 beans that are speckled with a purple-brown color. Delicious as a butter bean, but can be used dried for soups as well. Thrives in hot weat...

$3.50 $185.00

Harvester Bush Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris Harvester Bush Bean (53 days) Seed package contains 1 oz or about 70 seeds H...

Phaseolus vulgaris Harvester Bush Bean (53 days) Seed package contains 1 oz or about 70 seeds Harvester bush beans have succulent, tender pods growing up to 6" long. The pods grow high off the ground for easy picking. Harvester bush bean is very hardy and grows upright in a nice bush habit. Very productive. Resistant to the common mosaic virus, bean rust virus, and root rot.

$2.49 $125.00

Organic Cannellini Beans

Organic Cannellini Beans (90 days) aka White Kidney Bean Pole bean The Italian Heirloom bean that...

Organic Cannellini Beans (90 days) aka White Kidney Bean Pole bean The Italian Heirloom bean that has been treasured for years made its way to America in the early 1800s. Cannellini beans are preferred by chefs for their smooth, rich and nutty flavor. The texture is potato-like, starchy and smooth. Cannellini beans are used as a dry shell bean and tend to run, so a sturdy support will increase production. Does well in cool weather.  

$2.99 $275.00

Kentucky Wonder Bush Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris (57 days) Everyone has heard of Kentucky Wonder Pole beans, but few realize th...

Phaseolus vulgaris (57 days) Everyone has heard of Kentucky Wonder Pole beans, but few realize there is a much easier bush variety. No need for poles! Vigorous bushes hold 6-8" long pods off the ground for easy picking. Tender, outstanding flavor and stringless. Heavy yields over a long period of time. 

$2.49 $182.49

Tendergreen Bush Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris Tendergreen Bush Bean (52 days) An old reliable variety thought to be develo...

Phaseolus vulgaris Tendergreen Bush Bean (52 days) An old reliable variety thought to be developed by Calvin Keeney. Calvin was the "father of the Stringless Bean" and bred Burpee's Stringless Green Pod in 1898. It was the most popular variety until Tendergreen arrived in 1925. Tendergreen produces a strong and erect bush that will reach about 18"-22"s. Pods are meaty, tender, round and stringless. Disease resistant, heat tolerant, early, heavy yields with an excellent flavor. There is a r...

$3.44 $155.00

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...

$2.49 $155.00

Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean

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

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! Recommended b...

$2.49 $155.00

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. Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region . AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OR, SC, TX

$2.49 $12.50

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.

$2.75 $149.95

Organic Gold Marie Vining Bean

Organic Gold Marie Vining Bean (75 days) 1-ounce packet, approximately 75 seeds per ounce Gold Ma...

Organic Gold Marie Vining Bean (75 days) 1-ounce packet, approximately 75 seeds per ounce Gold Marie is a sun-kissed vining pole bean with flattened, canary yellow pods. You might as well call it a gold romano!   The beans are best harvested at 6" long; they have a tender, buttery texture and a great beany flavor. The vines are vigorous and highly productive. White seeded.

$4.95

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.  

$2.49 $54.74

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,

$2.49 $155.00

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.    

$3.89 $29.99

Organic Provider Bush Bean Seeds

Organic Provider (50 days) Introduced by Dr. Hoffman of South Carolina around 1965. Maroon colo...

Organic Provider (50 days) Introduced by Dr. Hoffman of South Carolina around 1965. Maroon colored beans. Snap bean for home gardens, local market, shipping fresh and for freezing. 15-17" vines, bushy, sturdy, and strong roots. Pods round to heart-shaped, straight, 5-1/4", fleshy, low fiber, tender, stringless, and medium dark green. Excellent for cool soil emergence for early season or cool coastal climates. Though it has a concentrated early set, it does provide for longer than many bu...

$2.99 $342.00