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.


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

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...

$3.14 $397.02

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...

$2.69 $194.50

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.  

$3.14 $288.75

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

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 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...

$3.94 $15.74

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

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

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...

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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...

$3.68 $194.25

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

Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans

  Dark Red Kidney Beans (96 days) Phaseolus vulgaris Seed pkg contains 1 oz or about 60 beans...

  Dark Red Kidney Beans (96 days) Phaseolus vulgaris Seed pkg contains 1 oz or about 60 beans. Dark Red Kidney is THE bean most commonly used in Mexican cooking, it puts the "Red" in the famous New Orleans dish "Red Beans and Rice" and is THE bean used in that famous Texas chili. Who could be without this versatile bean? This is a bush variety of dried bean. Each pod contains 5 large, red, kidney-shaped beans. If rain threatens before your beans are totally dry, pull the whole plant up,...

$3.56