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 great northern bean is an heirloom bean variety that is perfect for drying and using in different baked dishes. Semi-vining, 24 inch plants yield a prolific quantity of flat, 5 inch pods holding 5 to 6, large white beans.

The Navy bean is one of the best cooking beans around. Great flavor and taste. A small, delicious, white bean that can be used in soup or for baking. Will not "mush up" when cooked. Great bean for cooking and offers great flavor.

The French Horticultural Shell is a superb shelling bean, with excellent flavor. This is a semi-runner that can be sowed close together to offer additional support. Good disease resistance. Freezing and canning qualities are superior.

Midori Giant is a traditional edamame variety that is eaten in oriental food. Midori Giant is an early maturing soybean with very large pods. Consistent heavy producer with over 90% two and three-seeded pods. Adaptable to all regions of the USA.

The Fortex bean has a long pod that is slender and stringless. Fortex grow up to 11" long and produces round pods. An early maturing and very productive bean, that is very tender when picked early at 7". A great filet bean. Has the largest yields of any fresh bean. Walnut brown seeds.

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!

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

The Fordhook 242 is a great bean that can be planted early and first to harvest. An All-America Winner due to the heat-resistant plants being able to thrive in adverse conditions. Heavy yields of 4" pods, with 3-5 large beans each. This bean is excellent for freezing. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability.

Garbanzo beans are great for making homemade hummus. This unique heirloom variety produces delicious beans. Perfect for hummus and other Middle Eastern dishes. Also great for sprouting as well. Grow for a week and eat entire plant. Very nutritious! Contains vitamin A, C, calcium, iron and magnesium. Also known as chickpea. If using for sprouting they will be ready in 3-5 days.

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 Vermont Cranberry Shell bean is an incredible bean variety that can be used as a snap, shell or dry bean. Cranberry Shell stores exceptionally well. Maroon colored beans are decorated with darker red, cranberry markings. This variety dates back to the 1800s and is well-suited to short-season, cool summer climates.

King of the Garden is a heavy yielding lima bean. This variety is our best freezing bean variety! They come out of the freezer just like they were put in. A great top pole Lima bean. Great freezing bean. Also a heavy long-term yielder.