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Beans

The local grocer can’t sell the rich, classic flavor and crunchy texture of freshly harvested beans straight from your garden. One of the easiest crops to grow, beans need warm soil and will not germinate if soil is below 60°F. Inoculate with nitrogen (p. 28) for greatly increased yields. Sow seeds in well-prepared soil 1 to 2-in. deep and 2 to 4-in. apart in rows 18 to 36-in. apart. Many gardeners prefer to plant beans, particularly pole types, in hills about 3 to 5-ft. apart. Germination takes 10 to 15 days. Thinning is rarely needed. A packet of bush beans contains 2 ounces; a packet of filet beans 125 seeds, unless noted otherwise and plants 15 to 20 ft. of row or about 20 hills.
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    Blue Lake 274 Bean

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    SKU: 030 For bulk sizes, click here 55 days. Most popular with both home gardeners and market growers for its distinctive beany flavor and season-...

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    Fortex Pole Bean

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 047 63 days. Our only French filet pole type has the characteristic rich, sweet flavor possessed by the finest gou...

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    Contender Bean

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    SKU: 042 For bulk sizes, click here At only 40 days, our earliest green bean. Crop matures over a short time period to allow for quick completion o...

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    Stringless Blue Lake S-7 Bean

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 083 60 days. AAS-winning, completely stringless improvement on the old Blue Lake FM-1, with same rich, distinctive...

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    Monte Gusto Bean

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    SKU: 051 For bulk sizes, click here 63 days. A French-grown yellow wax pole type exploding with flavor and huge yields all season long. Pods are b...

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    Jade Bean

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    SKU: 031 For bulk sizes, click here 53 days. Our most tender bean, with thin, stringless, long, 6 to 7-in. pods with an absolutely sweet, deliciou...

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    Kentucky Blue Bean

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    SKU: 075 For bulk sizes, click here 57 days. Extremely early AAS Winner is a major improvement on its Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake parents. Unbel...

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    Derby Snap Bean

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    SKU: 036 For bulk sizes, click here 56 days. Won the coveted AAS Award in 1990 and was viewed as the greatest bush bean ever! But the breeder, to ...

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    Desperado Bush Bean

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    SKU: 034 For bulk sizes, click here 55 days. Perhaps the best variety to combine superb heat tolerance with wide adaptability to conditions virtua...

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    Strike Bush Bean

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 029 51 days. Originally bred for international markets where its dramatic yields of mid-green, straight, crisp pod...

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    Be Sweet

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    SKU: 093 For bulk sizes, click here 87 days. We introduce our first edible soybean in response to numerous requests for an early, tasty, nutritious...

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    Improved Golden Wax Bean (or Topnotch)

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    SKU: 063 For bulk sizes, click here 48 days. The leading flat-podded wax bean is extremely early, meaty, stringless and rust-proof. Superb home-gar...

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    Provider Bean

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    SKU: 045 For bulk sizes, click here 50 days. Perhaps the best for adverse weather conditions where disease resistance is critical. Long, straight,...

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    Roma II Bean

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    SKU: 065 For bulk sizes, click here 56 days. The same distinctive flavor as the famous Romano Pole, but much earlier and a true bush type. Long, b...

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    Top Crop Bean

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 041 49 days. AAS Winner in 1950, still unbeatable for canning and freezing. Strong, 16-in. plants produce heavy se...

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    Maxibell Bush Bean

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    SKU: 048 For bulk sizes, click here 57 days. The first full-size, stringless, French filet bean, with very long (7½-in.), really thin, crisp, deep ...

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    Kentucky Wonder Bean

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    SKU: 077 For bulk sizes, click here Also called Old Homestead. 64 days. Most popular pole variety famous for its distinctive tasty flavor. Tall, 6...

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    Pencil Pod Black Wax Bean

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    SKU: 052 For bulk sizes, click here 53 days. Easily the best round-podded wax bean. Long, straight, 6 to 7-in. pods are flavorful, tender, brittle...

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    Lazy Housewife Bean

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    SKU: 079 For bulk sizes, click here 78 days. One of the great heirlooms loved for its ease of shelling or snapping. All purpose variety can be use...

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    Fordhook 242 Bean

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    SKU: 067 For bulk sizes, click here Also called Potato Lima. 75 days. The world’s most famous large seeded lima features gigantic yields from a co...

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    Orient Wonder Bean Also called Asparagus Bean

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 061 80 days. Extremely popular in Asia and ideal in cool Northern climates, with very slender pods growing 2 to 3-...

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    Royal Burgundy Bean

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 058 51 days. Unusual purple pods turn bright green after two minutes in boiling water to provide a built-in blanch...

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    Pinkeye Purple Hull Pea

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 096 75 days. Best variety for insect and disease resistance, even bacterial virus which can plague this variety in ...

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    Blue Lake FM-1 Bean

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    SKU: 046 For bulk sizes, click here 66 days. The classic canning variety bred in Oregon’s Willamette Valley 50 years ago. Pods are 6 to 7-in. lon...

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