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 Bush (filet) Bean 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.
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 flavoured black bean soup. Strong, robust plants. Germinates well even in cool soil.
Blooming Prairie Bush Bean 55-60 days to fresh stage, 90 to dry. One of the most striking purple-podded varieties we have encountered! This dual-purpose (fresh snap or dry) bean is laden with glossy purple, slender and crisp pods. The small, flattened oval seeds have a spray of dark lilac over a creamy white background. The flowers are a unique mauve colour. The plants tend to send out short tendrils. Cooked texture is tender and creamy, like the best navy beans. First appeared in Seedsavers catalogue in the US via its originator, Robert Lobitz of Minnesota in 2005.
Blue Jay Bush Bean 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.
Bumblebee 90 days to dry stage. A rare dry-bean, bush-habit heirloom from the state of Maine. Named after its remarkably large seeds, 3-5 nestled in each five-inch pod. Beans have a maroon/ochre splash of colour around the hilium against a background colour of white. Plants are stout, thick and hardy! One of our favourites for bean soups due to the mild flavour.
Comtesse de Chambord 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.
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 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.
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.
Velour 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.
Windsor Broad Bean Vicia faba 85 days. One of the oldest of human food crops! This variety dates to 1860. Extremely versatile – can be harvested at multiple stages for multiple purposes. Even the young leaves can be eaten like spinach! Sow very early in the spring- just after crocuses emerge and the soil can be worked. Plants are 3 to 4 feet tall and may require support. Seeds are large, plump and succulent. Try them in hummus! 28 grams.