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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.
  • Bulk: Cannellini

    from $7.75

    SKU: 094 For single packets, click here 85 days. Our best dried bean for Italian cuisine, particularly in minestrone soups. Bushy, 22-in. plants pr...

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  • Bulk: Windsor Bean

    from $6.25

    For single packet-size, click here SKU: 066 80 days. Cool-weather substitute for lima beans in the North. Sow as soon as soil can be worked, as th...

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  • Bulk: Stringless Green Pod Bean

    from $5.15

    For single packet-size, click here SKU: 044 Also called “Burpee’s Stringless.” 50 days. Ancient heirloom from 1894 with round, brittle, 5 to 6-in. ...

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    Bulk: Maxibell Bush Bean

    from $8.75

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

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  • Green Crop Bean

    $2.99

    SKU: 060 For bulk sizes, click here 49 days. Our earliest flat-podded bush bean! Green Crop is a 1957 AAS Award Winner for its excellent flavor, a...

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    Bulk: Nickel Bush Bean

    from $7.35

    SKU: 050 For single packets, click here 56 days. Our only baby French filet is remarkably tolerant of extreme temperatures and better resists dise...

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  • Bulk: Painted Lady Runner Bean

    from $9.95

    For single packets, click here SKU: 057 85 days. Lovely sprays of bi-colored, scarlet and white edible blooms loved by hummingbirds and butterflie...

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    Bulk: Summer Savory

    from $4.15

    For single packets, click here 65 days. Peppery-flavored leaves used in stews and gravies, but most revered in bean dishes. Attractive, 12 to 18-in...

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  • Bulk: Scarlet Runner Bean

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    For single packet size, click here SKU: 062 75 days. Equally outstanding for its sensational eating quality or its classic ornamental value. Grows...

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  • Bulk: Mascotte Bean

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    SKU: 035 For single packets, click here 50 days. Our most compact variety earned AAS honors for its suitability for small gardens and even for pat...

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    Bulk: Trilogy Bush Bean Blend

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    For single packet-size, click here SKU: 043 50 to 53 days. A dramatic mix of green, yellow and purple bush beans ideal for gardeners with limited ...

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  • Bulk: Green Crop Bean

    from $7.25

    SKU: 060 For single packets, click here 49 days. Our earliest flat-podded bush bean! Green Crop is a 1957 AAS Award Winner for its excellent flavo...

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    Bulk: Dragon Tongue Bean

    from $5.85

    SKU: 054 For single packets, click here Also called “Dragon Langerie.” 57 days. Perhaps our best multipurpose variety. Use its breathtaking 6-in. ...

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    Bulk: Thomas' White Dutch Runner Bean

    from $7.50

    For single packet-size, click here SKU: 059 Also called White Emergo. 88 days. A grand pole bean I introduced 30 years ago at R. H. Shumway Seedsma...

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