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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 tan colored heirloom bean with black lines and swirls.

Hanna Hank

This wonderful heirloom bean has large pods and beautiful gray elongated seed with black lines and swirls. Beautiful seed! Can be used as a snap bean when young and is a good dried soup bean when old. Productive.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 70 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Harder Heirloom

A rare heirloom bean from Manitoba that was given to Jessy by the Harder family a few years ago. The young pods can be eaten fresh but the brown seed is best used in its dry state as a cooking bean. Early and productive.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
a mustard colored heirloom bean with brown around the eye.

Heritage Dore

(aka Golden Heirloom) An old French Canadian heirloom originally from the Cantin family of Quebec where it was grown for generations. The mustard colored seeds are used for delicious baked beans. Similar to Worchester Indian (Old Canada Bush Bean) which is one of the oldest types of beans except for the intense coloration of the seed. An early bean that dries beautifully on the plant and is easy to shell.

  • Type: Vining Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
a dark red colored heirloom bean with black around the eye.

Hidatsa Red

Originally grown by the Hidatsa Indians of North Dakota. A very prolific bean that produces medium sized flat dark red seed. The plants sprawl and produce many runners. A great bean to use in chili, it has a slightly nutty flavor. Extremely productive.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
a white colored heirloom bean with a large tan sheild figure around the hilum.

Hidatsa Shield Figure

Originally grown by the Hidatsa Indians of North Dakota. A beautiful bean that is one of my favorites. The seed is white with a large tan shield figure around the hilum. This seed is truly beautiful and good for soup or baking. Very disease resistant.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
a black heirloom bean with a matte finish.

Hopi Black

Ancient variety grown by the Hopi Indians of the Southwest for centuries. The small black beans have a matte finish and are produced in abundance. The tasty beans are excellent for refried beans, chili or soup. The compact plants are drought resistant and quite early. An excellent variety for short season areas. Low Quantity!

"Sold Out for This Year"

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
a white heirloom bean with brownish red coloring around the hilum.

Improved Golden Wax

A delicious heirloom wax bean that has been popular for many years. Very productive and the yellow pods are excellent for freezing and fresh eating.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 55-60 days for wax beans
Heirloom Bean - Iroquois Cornbread

Iroquois Cornbread

I am so excited to be able to offer this endangered variety to my customers! This beautiful bean originated with Iroquois Indians and was added to cornbread. The purplish seed is mottled with cream and is best used as a dry bean. One of the rarest beans in my collection.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 105 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
a white heirloom bean with reddish brown splashes and dots.

Jacob's Cattle

A popular baking bean in the east. The beautiful beans are white with purple splashes and dots and are excellent for baked bean recipes. Early and productive.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 90 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
a maroon kidney shaped heirloom bean with tan splashes and dots.

Jesse Fisk (pre 1740)

Originally brought to Charleston, New Hampshire in the 1740’s from England by Jesse Fisk who was one of the original settlers. An excellent bean that can be used as a string bean when very young but is best used as a dried bean. The large kidney shaped seed is maroon with tan splashes and cooks very quickly and is great in chili, soups or stews. An excellent dried bean that is not only productive but also very early and dependable.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 85 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: 3.95
a sulphur colored heirloom bean.

Jessy's Family Heirloom

An extremely rare strain of the old fashioned Sulphur Bean originating in southern Manitoba. This variety was grown by Jessy Friesen's grandparents and passed down through the generations. Jessy's grandfather, Jake Friesen, grew up near Altona, MB and his parents grew this variety for as long as he could remember. It has sulphur colored oval seed and cooks down to a thick broth. This is an early strain of the historic Sulphur Bean and is a few weeks earlier than Coco Jaune de Chine, which is a strain originating in France. About four years ago, Jessy's grandparents gave us about 10 seeds, unfortunately the deer ate most of the plants that year and Jessy's Family Heirloom was almost lost. Thankfully after a few years of planting we finally have enough to offer this variety for sale. Very productive and a real heirloom treasure.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 100 days for dry beans
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
a beige colored heirloom bean with purple stripes.

John's

Early, productive bean from the Maritimes. Seed is beige with purple stripes, some seed have reverse markings. Similar to Early Mohawk except John’s seed is not as plump and has slightly different coloring.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 85 days for dry beans

Jumbo Roma

A wonderful open pollinated variety that is becoming increasingly hard to find. The giant flat Roma beans are green and great for steaming. The seed is beige with brown stripes. Very productive! Bush. (55-60 says to maturity)

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 55-60 days to maturity
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Kentucky Wonder Bush

(aka Improved Commodore) This heirloom bean was originally selected from the Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean and has tender fleshy round 6" green pods that are very tasty.

  • Type: Bush
  • Days to Maturity: 65 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.00

Kentucky Wonder Pole (1850's)

(aka American Sickle Pole, Eastern Wonder, Egg Harbor, Georgia Monstrous Pole, Improved Southern Prolific, Missouri Prolific, Old Homestead Pole and Texas Pole) A very old heirloom variety that has been one of the most popular beans of all time. This heirloom was grown throughout the South by the 1850’s under various names and was released commercially as Kentucky Wonder in 1877 by James J. H. Gregory & Sons. The vigorous vines produce loads of 7-10" flat green pods with real bean flavor that are delicious! Kentucky Wonder is a true all-purpose bean-the pods are great fresh, frozen or canned and the brown seed are excellent for baking.

  • Type: Pole
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days for snaps
  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
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