Bush Beans Phaseolus vulgaris except where noted.
All packs contain 25g unless otherwise indicated.
All packs contain 25g unless otherwise indicated.
Agate Soybean Glycine max 65 to 90 days. An heirloom soybean of Japanese origin brought to North America in the early 20th century. Plants are compact and self-supporting if grown in a block rather than a row. Can be used as edamame, fresh shelling beans or if left to mature, as dry soybeans. Each pod has 2-3 uniquely tan-speckled beans with excellent eating quality at any stage. (10g ~ 80+seeds)
Amarillo (filet) 55 days fresh eating. Dainty and diminutive plants that provide extraordinary harvests for such small size! Filet beans are stringless, very slender yellow wax pods offering superior flavour and tenderness to conventional “garden variety” bush beans. We like to think of Amarillo as the caviar of bush beans! Very disease-resistant. Ideal for small spaces and multiple harvests. (8g ~ 100+ seeds)
Apaloosa 90 days to dry stage Can be used as a snap bean, with long, slender green pods, but excels as a classic heirloom baking bean, holding its shape nicely when cooked. Yields a rich, herbaceous flavour baked or in soups. Productive in cool climates.
Arikara Yellow Bush Bean – 90 days to dry stage. Yellow-pod dry bean. Very productive and best used in soups, stews and baking. Originated with the Arikara tribe in North Dakota over 200 years ago.
Beurre De Rocquencourt 60 days to snap. Yellow bush wax bean. Originating in Rocquencourt France, a town near Versailles known historically for its fine vegetables in the 19th century. A reliable and continuous producer of slender, flavorful pods with a delectable, buttery taste that stay crisp when cooked
Black Coco 95 days to dry stage. A large & plump 'cocoa'-flavoured black bean, excellent for making a rich and satisfying black bean soup. Strong, robust plants. Germinates well even in cool soil.
Blue Jay 65 days to snap stage, 90 to dry. A unique and very rare heirloom variety, brought back from the brink of extinction by Seeds of Diversity Canada. Aside from having very pretty seeds, Blue Jay is truly multi-purpose, excelling both as a snap bean if picked young or as a dry bean as it matures. Seems to be tolerant to cool, wet conditions.
Comtesse de Chambord (filet) 80 – 90 days. A very rare, delicate bush variety of 19th century French origin. Small plants yield a profusion of tender and slim 3 – 4 inch long pods. Known historically as a “Rice bean” because of its tiny white to pale green seeds. Ideal for small plots and even containers. (8 grams ~ 100+ seeds)
Fin de Bagnol 60-65 days to snap stage. A French heirloom ‘haricot vert’ from the 1800’s, producing loads of fine, thin and tender filet beans. The key is to pick young and pencil-thick. Picked often, they just keep on producing. Perfect for staggered harvests in home gardens.
Gilmore Wonder 90 days to dry stage. Said to originate in New Brunswick, this white baking bean has been around since at least 1890. Medium size white navy beans produce abundantly and are large, vigorous and bushy growers.
Jacob’s Cattle Bush Bean 90 days to dry stage. The classic New England & Maritime baking bean, going back at least to the 1820’s. Named after the biblical story of Jacob & the spotted cattle. Long, straight pods borne in abundance on this cool season adapted variety.
Mrocumière Bush Bean 78 days shelling, 90 days dry. A large-framed, vigorous and highly disease-resistant variety said to be of Kenyan origin. Very well adapted to our growing conditions in Canada. A kidney-type shelling bean or dry bean with stunning seeds that have a speckled, granular lilac colour over a cream background, giving them the appearance of being made of fine granite.
Orca 80-90 days to maturity A rare heirloom cultivar with distinctive black & white markings reminiscent of the whale. Best as a dry soup bean or baking bean. Mild flavour and smooth texture. Robust, strong, productive & widely adapted. Also called Ying yang after the Chinese symbol. Great choice for kids!
Pois Fèves Laliberté 85 days to dry stage. A true Québec heirloom, quite rare now, meant to be used as a dry soup or baking bean. Beans are plump, off-white and almost spherical. They look like fat little peas, but are in fact beans. Plants are stocky, robust and productive.
Thibodeau du Compté Beauce 65 days to snap stage, 90 to dry. An heirloom bush bean from Beauce County, Québec. Early, productive & disease-free plants. Delicious green pods splashed with maroon streaks. Like many heirloom bean varieties, this one is multi-purpose, depending on when it is harvested.
Velour (filet) 55 – 60 days A purple-podded, stringless filet bean of French origin with outstanding productivity! Plants are compact so they are appropriate for small spaces. Slender pods are “extra-fine”, 4 – 5 inches long, and produce throughout the season. The more you pick, the more they produce! The bright purple colour changes to a brilliant green. Excellent for fresh eating or freezing. (10 grams ~ 60+ seeds)
Vermont Cranberry 65 days to snap, 90 days to dry stage Old-time New England bush bean variety, known before 1876. A superb shell bean in salads & relishes, with an excellent sweet flavour. Really gorgeous seeds - pink with maroon splashes.