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. Though it has a concentrated early set, it does provide for longer than many bush snap beans.
Good flavor and high yields. Widely adaptable.
***In our taste test people said provider was more firm, crisp, sweet and had a true "bean" flavor compared to other bush beans. People also said because provider was more firm they would use them in casseroles or boiled w/red potatoes.
A great canning variety as it holds its form and doesn't become mushy/soggy. The true "beany" flavor of this heirloom really shines when canned. No tin can taste here! It will remind you of picking summer beans while cuddled by the winter fireplace.
Resistant to common and NY15 bean mosaic and pod mottle viruses, and is tolerant to powdery mildew
Provider is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. FL, KS, NY, OR, TX
Just plowed a new garden this year, highly weedy area. Planted these beans and they had a high germination rate and just picked the first mess for dinner. Very good. Now I will let them mature a little more and see how they tasted but expect to be good flavor.
I have bought several orders from this company and they have been outstanding !
Tons of little beans getting bigger by the day can’t wait to pick
I planted these for the first time and have been harvesting a little bit every day since the 50 day mark. Really excellent. I'm so glad I bought!
Provider Bush Bean Seeds