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

Heirloom/Heritage Bean Seed

(Phaseolus vulgaris)

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

light brown and tan colored beans

amish nuttle (pre-1800)

(a.k.a. Cornhill Bean, Mayflower) This bean was offered for sale by Bernard McMahon as early as 1802 and was also grown by the Amish for generations. Prior to this time, the Seneca and Iroquois called it the Corn Hill Bean and the Seneca considered it one of their oldest beans. It is ideal to grow with corn and is a typical cutshort variety with short, bumpy pods. The beautiful seed is small, squarish, beige with rose speckling on one end. Good for baking, stews and soups. Although most sources say that it is a late maturing variety, I have been growing it for a number of years in Manitoba with much success.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 95 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
dark brown heirloom beans with light pink speckles

Anellino Yellow

The yellow counterpart to the Green Anellino. Also known as the Shrimp Ring Bean. This crescent shape yellow bean has a delicious flavor and excellent texture. Anellino beans are in high demand by gourmet chefs due to their curved shape and excellent taste. I am very happy to be able to offer these excellent beans to my customers. These beans are quite rare in North America. Good for baking, stews and soups. Although most sources say that it is a late maturing variety, I have been growing it for a number of years in Manitoba with much success.

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  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 70 days for snap beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
multiple white and red heirloom beans

Annie Jackson

This beautiful bean was discovered in Russia by Annie Jackson. She brought some beans back to Southern Manitoba and her son has been preserving them ever since. A vigorous pole bean that produces beautiful oval seed that is half burgundy and half white. A very good baking bean that is also very early. Thanks very much to Stephen Jackson for giving me seed for this excellent variety.

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  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 90 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Anne’s Tasty Green Pod

A wonderful heirloom pole bean that is one of the most productive that I have grown! This variety was grown by a lady named Anne for years. The green pods have that real bean flavor and are produced in abundance. The white seed can also be used as a dry bean. Highly recommended! (65-70 days for snaps)

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 65-70 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
multiple light tan colored heirloom beans

Arikara Yellow

A very historic bean that helped sustain the Lewis & Clark expedition through the winter of 1805 at Fort Mandan! Lewis obtained seeds from the Arikara Indians and brought seeds to Thomas Jefferson and in 1809 Jefferson planted the Arikara bean at Monticello. Bernard McMahon also offered it in his 1815 catalogue. The pods can be harvested very young as snaps but this bean is best used in the dry state for soups, stews or baking. Oscar H. Will carried the Arikara bean in his catalogue in the early 1900s. Productive, very early and an excellent baker.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 80-85 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Aztec Red Kidney

A beautiful rare heirloom kidney bean with large red kidney shape seed. Great for chili or soup!

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  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 105 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
heirloom wax beans with beautiful golden pods.

Beurre de Rocquencourt

An old French variety with beautiful golden pods. A very flavorful wax bean that is great for short season areas and is also very productive. The pods are filled with slender black seed.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 50-55 days
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
heirloom bean with multiple flat yellow pods

Bis

A Polish heirloom that has large, flat yellow pods and is extremely productive. A very nice wax bean with good flavor.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 50-60 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
heirloom bean with multiple long,green pods

Black Valentine (1897)

A legendary snap bean for its delicious taste. Peter Henderson & Company introduced this wonderful variety back in 1897.Productive bush plants produce 6" long green pods and black shiny seed that can also be used as a dry soup bean.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 50-55 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
heirloom bean with long,purple pods

Blue Coco (pre 1775)

Also known as Purple Pod and Blue Podded Pole. One of the oldest of the purple podded pole varieties, this rare variety was known in France as early as 1775. The young pods are delicious harvested young as snap beans and the beige to "coco" colored seeds have a meaty texture when used as a dry bean. The coloration of the dry seed varies with soil and climate. It is very durable and excellent for short season climates because it is quite early for a pole bean and is also very tolerant of adverse conditions. EXTREMELY RARE.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Blue Jay

Brought back from the brink of extinction by a few dedicated Canadian seed savers. Comtesse de Chambord Bean was one of its parents. Blue Jay is a nice early snap bean with good flavor. The green pods are produced in abundance and the dried seed is navy blue with beige streaks and can be used as a dry bean.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 55 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
multiple tan colored heirloom beans

Brown Caseknife (1800's)

The Brown Caseknife Bean is a very old heirloom that has bean grown since the 1800’s. The flat pods can be used as a snap when young but the flat brown seed are best used as a dry bean. EXTREMELY RARE.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
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