Beans

Beans

At Urban Farmer we supply several bean varieties that work for gardeners to small farm market growers. We trial all bean varieties and select only the best-tasting, most attractive, and best producing bean plants. Choose from bush beans, pole beans, lima beans, runner beans, shelling beans and stringless beans. Beans come in a variety of maturity dates, colors, shapes, sizes and taste!

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How to Grow Beans

The Mardi Gras Blend is almost too pretty to eat! These fun bright yellow and purple semi flat bean pods are a favorite among home chefs. The Mardi Gras Blend sets a heavy crop of delicious nutty beans. These organic heirlooms are a fun way to get beneficial nutrients.

The Orient Wonder bean is a white seeded yard-long bean with tender pods. This type of pole bean is sometimes called asparagus or yard-long bean. Popular in warm and humid areas, where plants are vigorously vining. Extra-long, slender pods are slow to form seeds, resulting in more tender beans that can be harvested over an extended period. Orient Wonder is popular for specialty and ethnic markets and superior to standard strains due to its ability to set in cooler climates.

The Pencil Pod Black Wax bean is a highly productive and long standing bush bean. Also known as 'Eastern Black Wax', these beans are bushy, vigorous, and resistant to rust and mosaic virus. The pods are golden color and grow to 5-7" long. A great all-purpose type, that is great fresh, canned, or frozen. As the name hints, the seeds are black.

A beautifully bright and vibrant red bean that stays red when cooked! Matures quick and has a delicious and crisp bite.

Our soup blend allows you to grow your own delicious bean soup. Our "Bean Soup" seed blend is equal blends of Vermont Cranberry Shell, Blackeye #5, Light Red Kidney, Dark Red Kidney, Pinto and Navy bean seeds. This combination creates a rich and creamy bean soup that is a delight to eat!

Beautiful bright yellow beans that grow on 5-6" pods. They grow straight and on large, upright plants. A flavorful bean with high disease resistance.

Beautiful, pale yellow pods with creamy white seeds. Flat pods avg. 5–6" and have a good, full bean flavor. Plants are large and semi-upright.

The wonderful taste of fresh or cooked Eastland Lima Beans make them a favorite! These lima beans offer a high nutritional value and are great for freezing and canning. Like all Lima beans, the Eastland Lima Bean is an excellent source of protein and fiber. This bush bean plant produces small gray green pods that are filled with the little green white flat lima bean.

The small Woods Prolific Lima Bean is perfect for canning, freezing and as a dry bean! The bean plant produces thick green pods with small creamy white seeds. Each pod contains about 3 to 4 seeds. The Woods Prolific Lima Bean prefers full sun and has early to mid maturity and produces continuously until frost.

A very fine French fillet type produces longer pods than Masai. Strong fruit set on very upright bush. Produces consistent yields of high-quality straight filet beans. Suitable for small space gardens.

A gourmet, dwarf French filet bean well suited for container gardens or rows. Cooks appreciate the elegance of these petite, slim beans of consistent quality. Considered one of the best flavored beans that stay tender for several days after harvest. Suitable for small space gardens.

A skinny filet bean with straight and smooth pods. Offers excellent flavor for home gardens and market growers. 5-6" pods that are resistant to anthracnose and bean mosaic virus.

The Agate is an excellent tasting edamame heirloom with high yields. Agate was originally introduced to the U.S. from Japan in the 1920's. This variety produces high yields of small olive green seeds with brown saddles.

The Black Turtle Soup bean is very popular Latin favorite, that is also great in Cajun and Creole dishes. A tasty variety that grows upright with black beans inside the pod. Tall bush that keeps the bean pods off the ground.

The Cherokee Wax is your standard black-seeded bean. This variety is fast maturing and easy to pick. The Cherokee bean is a great black bean for your home garden. This bean plant will have mature beans in just 50 days. The Cherokee Wax has a great flavor, making them an excellent cooking bean.

The Blue Lake 274 Bush beans is an heirloom bush bean plant with high yields and dark green color! Stringless bean variety known for heavy yields of top quality beans. Blue Lake 274 beans have a a crisp and crunchy texture. Seeds develop slowly and pods are virtually stringless and fiber-free. This is the one of the most popular and trusted beans for home gardens. Blue Lakes are best harvested young when beans are still small and tender. A prolific producer over a long season of beans that can be eaten fresh or frozen. Delicious eating right off the vine! No support needed. Seed sales in 1 oz., 1/4 lb., 1 lb., 5 lbs., 25 lbs. and 100 lb. packages.

Dulcina is a bush type, flat, Italian bean. This high yielding Romano bean with its upright vine habit and concentrated pod set make it well suited for both mechanical and hand harvesting.

The Slenderette bean is an improved Blue Lake bean. So, so good! The Slenderette bean is slow to become fibrous, giving it a quality that in unmatched by any other bean. Stringless. We found it to be very prolific in our test garden. Fast maturing and small seeds when picked for fresh eating. Very straight pods that look great for market selling. Excellent bean, high yields and straight pods.