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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.

a white heirloom bean with grayish green speckles and orange around the hilum

Canadian Wild Goose

Small seed is white with grayish green speckles and orange around the hilum. Great for baking or soup. Quite productive plants with short runners. A very early and disease resistant bush plant. A very old variety.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 85 days dry
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
a red heirloom bean similar to a kidney bean

Canadian Wonder (pre 1873)

A genuine heirloom originating in Canada sometime prior to 1873. According to the book; "Beans of New York (1931)", it was also known as Red Canada, Rose and Summer’s Canadian Wonder. Unfortunately, this bean has become extremely rare in North America and I actually had to obtain my original seed stock from England. The seed is red similar to a kidney bean and is best used in any dish requiring kidney beans. The green pods may be used as a snap if picked young. EXTREMELY RARE.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 95 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
Heirloom Bean - Carr

Carr (pre-1800)

Originally brought to Colorado from southwestern Virginia in the 1880’s by the Mortin family who then gave some to Harry Morgan’s mother. Harry Morgan grew these well into his 90’s in an area with an elevation of 7600 feet. Adapted well to higher elevations and cooler nights. Carr is a nice dry bean with cream colored seed streaked with red and can be eaten as a snap if picked young. Great for short season areas since it is very early and productive. EXTREMELY RARE.

"Out of Stock"

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days for snaps, 85 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
a shiny " black heirloom bean

Cherokee Trail of Tears

Originally grown by the Cherokee Indians, this bean was carried over the "Trail of Tears" from October 1838 in the Smoky Mountains to March 26 1839 in Oklahoma; over 4000 Cherokee Indians died in this forced winter march. The pods are green with a purplish blush and the seeds are shiny and black. Good for snap or dry beans.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 80 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Chevrier Verte (1878)

This extremely rare French heirloom was originally obtained by a French grower named Gabriel Chevrier, in Brétigny-sur- Orge, a suburb of Paris, between 1872 and 1878. It was then introduced commercially in 1878. The greenish white beans were highly esteemed for their wonderful texture and flavor. Can be used a shell bean or dry bean. (110 days for dry beans) EXTREMELY RARE.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 110 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
a sulphur-yellow colored heirloom bean with a darker ring around the eye or hilum.

Coco Jaune de Chine (pre-1800)

An extremely rare original strain of the China Yellow or Sulphur Bean. These types of beans were once popular in many different countries; therefore there are many different strains with slight color differences and maturity dates. The beans mature to a sulphur yellow color with a darker ring around the eye or hilum and were well known for the ability to cook down into a thick gravy that can be used for a soup base. EXTREMELY RARE!

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 100-110 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Coco Sophie (1700's)

A very old heirloom bean that can be used as a snap bean when young but is best used as a shelling or dry bean. The medium size pods have round to oval white seed. A productive variety that is also quite early for a pole bean.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
a thick, green heirloom bean pod

Colony String

Originally from Germany and brought to Amana Communal kitchen gardens in the 1940’s. Tasty green snaps with white seed.

"Not Available This Year"

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 65 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Comtesse de Chambord (1870’s)

An exciting heirloom bean listed in The Vegetable Garden by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1885. Similar to the White Rice Bean or Hungarian White Rice Bean and may be a French selection of it. These dwarf beans were originally grown in hot houses and produce many tiny pods with tiny white seeds. The young pods can be eaten as snaps and the small seeds can be used dry.

  • Days to Maturity: 110 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Deseronto Potato Bean

An extremely rare Mohawk bean from the Tyendinaga Reserve in Ontario, Canada. The natives used this type of bean as a thickener in soup and the beans are soft enough to be mashed like potatoes. The plants are a vigorously twining bush but can be grown on a fence as a pole bean as well. I am so happy to be able to preserve this rare variety and offer it to my customers.

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

Dolloff

A very exciting variety that is a descendant of the Horticultural Lima bean which has been around since 1885. The Dolloff Bean is named after Roy Dolloff of Burke Hollow, Vermont. In the 1920’s Hattie Gray, who was then a child, remembers her mother and her walking to Burke Hollow to get the seed from Roy. Hattie grew the bean for 60 years in West Burke, Vermont and then shared it with Leigh Hurley in 1985. Doloff is used as a green shell bean or dry bean. Hattie was well known for her baked beans served at church suppers. This special bean is flattened and resembles a Lima bean.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 90 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
flattened yellow heirloom bean pod, streaked with purple

Dragon Tongue

(a.k.a. Dragon Langerie) Extremely productive and delicious wax bean that originated in the Netherlands. Flattened yellow pods are 6-7" long and streaked with purple. The seeds, which can also be used as a dry bean, are beige with purple stripes, some are almost all purple. Productive and rust resistant bush plant.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 55-60 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Drew's Dandy Bean

A wonderful heirloom that has been grown in the Carrot River area of Saskatchewan for generations. The tasty green pods are flat and produced in abundance and are filled with flat white seed. One of the most productive and early beans that I have grown. Great for short season areas!

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 55 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Duane Baptiste Potato Bean

This endangered Mohawk bean is similar to Deseronto Potato Bean but the seed is slightly different in shape. It could possibly be a different strain of a similar white Mohawk Bean. A special thank you to Annette and Shirley who tracked down this endangered bean!

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
tan colored heirloom bean with streaks of red

Early Mohawk

According to Fearing Burr, 1865, "The Early Mohawk is quite productive, and one of the hardiest of the Dwarf varieties. It is well adapted for early planting, and is extensively grown by market gardeners as an early string bean." The Early Mohawk bean was originally grown by the Iroquois and quickly became a popular bean among the white people. It was very popular in early seed catalogues and was listed in the Canadian Ag Warehouse in 1878 as being a "Hardy variety and good quality." EXTREMELY RARE.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 90 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
huge, flat, green heirloom bean pod

Early Riser

The most productive early pole bean I have ever grown. The huge long flat pods are produced at about the same time as the bush snaps are ready and continue producing all summer long. The long pods keep there excellent texture and flavor even when quite large. Highly recommended!

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 55 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
green heirloom bean pod

Early Yellow Six Weeks

In the 1800’s this was a very popular variety due to its early ripening characteristics. The green pods are 5" long and are best used when quite young. The seeds are beige in color. Fearing Burr (Field and Garden Vegetables of America, 1865) stated that, "It is quite productive, and an excellent early string bean, but less valuable as a green shelled bean, or for cooking when ripe." EXTREMELY RARE

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 55 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Empress (1979)

Introduced by Gurney’s Seed in 1979 as Experimental Bean 121 and later renamed Empress. This variety has become quite rare which is one of the reasons I decided to grow it. Empress is an excellent all purpose bean that is great for fresh eating , processing or freezing. The 5-6" green pods are delicious and produced in abundance.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 55 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
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