Specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Heirloom Bean Seed

(Phaseolus vulgaris)

All of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, untreated, natural heirloom seed.

Tendergreen (1957)

(aka Tendergreen Improved) An early snap bean that produces green pods that average 6” in length. One of the most productive varieties and excellent for freezing. A long time favorite on the prairies! Bush.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 52 days for snap beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Tene’s Beans

An old heirloom Marrowfat type bean that has been grown by the Locke family of Grand Manan, NB for three generations! Larry Locke’s grandfather Ashton was given some by a Miss Albertine Bancroft around 1920. Larry’s family has grown them ever since. The large white oval seed are excellent for baking with wonderful flavor. I am very excited to be able to preserve this wonderful variety. (90 days for dry beans) Bush.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 90 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
green heirloom bean pod with purple splashes.

Thibodeau de Comte Beauce

An heirloom bean originally from Beauce County, Quebec. Straight green pods are splashed with purple and are very tasty when picked young. Very productive, disease free plants which are also early.

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  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 45 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
Heirloom Bean - Triomphe de Farcy

Triomphe de Farcy

This productive French heirloom filet bean dates back to 1892. The long, thin green pods are best eaten when young and have excellent taste and texture. Very productive.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days for snap beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

True Cranberry

(aka Red Cranberry Pole, Cranberry); The True Cranberry Bean is a very old bean that has been grown since colonial times and prior to that by the Native Americans of Maine. The bean is excellent as a shell bean or in its dry state. The very dark red seeds have a white hilum and look like cranberries. They are delicious in chili or other recipes that call for dry beans.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Tung's

Preserved by the Kerr family of Long Beach, BC since the early 1900’s. In 1906 James D. Kerr immigrated from England and settled at Long Beach on Kootenay Lake. He hired a Chinese laborer, by the name of Tung to help him on his new 50 acre property. Mr. Tung was in charge of the vegetable garden and planted these beans that he had brought from China. After 25 years Mr. Tung returned to his homeland and the beans were preserved by the Kerr family. Tung’s beans are a pole variety with delicious green long pods and shiny brown seed. Best used as a snap bean. (65 days for snaps) Pole.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 65 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
black and orange heirloom beans

Ukrainian Comrades

A rare snap bean that originates from the Ukraine. The healthy plants produce lots of good tasting edible pods that are best picked when young. The pods produce both black and dark orangetan seeds which are fun to shell and look beautiful together.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
cream colored heirloom beans

Vanderpol Six Weeks

A rare heirloom bean that is well over a hundred years old. The bushy plants send out short runners and are loaded with small flat pods that are very tasty when picked young. The small angular seed is tan in color and can also be used as a dry bean.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
pinkish colored heirloom beans with dark blotches

Vermont Cranberry (pre 1800’s)

An old New England heirloom bean that is great as a shell bean or dry bean. The beans have a wonderful sweet flavor. A good variety for short season areas.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 80 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
heirloom beans

White Caseknife (1700's)

(aka Clapboard Bean, Scimitar Bean, Sword Bean) A historic bean that has been documented since the 1700's. The White Caseknife Bean was one of the most popular beans grown in North American gardens and there are many different strains of this variety. The tall, vigorous vines produce many long green beans that are best used when young as a snap bean or the white seed can be used as dry beans.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 65 days for snaps, 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
beige colored heirloom beans with dark blotches

Worcester Indian

One of the rarest varieties in our collection. This variety was also known as Canada Bush Bean and is a very old type of bean. Similar to Heritage Dore bean but a lighter, duller beige color. Best used as a baking bean.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
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