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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.
  • Blue Lake 274 Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Most popular with both home gardeners and market growers for its distinctive beany flavor and season-long production. U...

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  • Stringless Blue Lake S-7 Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here 2003 AAS Winner. This bean is a completely stringless improvement on the old Blue Lake FM-1, with same rich, distinctive...

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  • Contender Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Our earliest green bean! Crop matures over a short time period to allow for quick completion of canning or freezing chor...

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  • Monte Gusto Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here A French-grown yellow wax pole type exploding with flavor and huge yields all season long. Superb beany flavor is better...

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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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  • 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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  • Derby Snap Bean

    Derby Snap Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here 1990 AAS Winner. Viewed as the greatest bush bean ever! But the breeder, to prevent its unintended grow-out, placed it u...

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  • Kentucky Blue Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here 1991 AAS Winner. This extremely early bean is a major improvement on its Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake parents. Unbelie...

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  • Desperado Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Perhaps the best variety to combine superb heat tolerance with wide adaptability to conditions virtually anywhere. Makes...

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  • Strike Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Originally bred for international markets where its dramatic yields of mid-green, straight, crisp pods made it the favor...

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  • Provider Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Perhaps the best for adverse weather conditions where disease resistance is critical. Long, straight, tender pods with a...

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  • Maxibell Bush Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here The first full-size, stringless, French filet bean, with very long, really thin, crisp, deep green, unusually tasty pods...

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  • Be Sweet Edamame Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here We introduce our first edible soybean in response to numerous requests for an early, tasty, nutritious (38% protein) soy...

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  • Kentucky Wonder Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Also called "Old Homestead." Most popular pole variety famous for its distinctive tasty flavor. Tall, extremely producti...

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  • Roma II Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here The same distinctive flavor as the famous Romano Pole, but much earlier and a true bush type. Long, broad, flat, string...

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    Improved Golden Wax (or Topnotch) Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here The leading flat-podded wax bean is extremely early, meaty, stringless and rust-proof. Superb home-garden variety that c...

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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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  • Pencil Pod Black Wax Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Easily the best round-podded wax bean. Long, straight pods are flavorful, tender, brittle, stringless and bright yellow...

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  • Lazy Housewife Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here One of the great heirlooms loved for its ease of shelling or snapping. All purpose variety can be used as a snap, shell...

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  • Fordhook 242 Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Also called Potato Lima. 1945 AAS Winner. The world’s most famous large seeded lima features gigantic yields from a com...

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  • Orient Wonder Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Also called "Asparagus Bean." Extremely popular in Asia and ideal in cool Northern climates, with very slender pods gro...

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  • Pinkeye Purple Hull Pea Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Best variety for insect and disease resistance, even bacterial virus which can plague this variety in the South where it...

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  • Tenderette Bean Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here Old heirloom that many veterans consider the most productive, most flavorful of all varieties. Keep well picked to main...

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  • Royal Burgundy Bean

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    For bulk sizes, click here Unusual purple pods turn bright green after two minutes in boiling water to provide a built-in blanching indicator for ...

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