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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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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

This green bean was first grown in 1962 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Tenderette is a flavorful, stringless, high-bearing green bean that has a long harvest season. The plant reaches 20" tall and bears long, straight, consistent 5" long green beans. Tenderette has an intense, rich flavor and full of snap. Excellent steamed, stir-fried or even raw.

The Light Red Kidney Bean is a popular kidney bean that has mild bean flavor! Excellent for chili, bean salads, and soups. Exceptional culinary quality, with silky texture and thin skin.  Plants grow to medium size that are sturdy and widely adapted. Produce well anywhere in the United States.

The Yard Long White is a very long bean stalk from Asia. Yard Long Bean produces high yields of flavorful very long stringless white beans. This variety is a favorite because of it's sweet and tender taste. This is the white seeded variety.

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.

Envy is an early harvesting edamame for shorter growing seasons. Envy produces erect bush bean plants that reach about two feet in height and produce pods each containing two to three green seeds. Edamame is a popular snack in Japan, served with beer. Due to its health benefits that other snacks do not provide, it is becoming popular in the United States.

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.

The Pinto bean is a great tasting bean, very popular in many Mexican dishes! The Pinto bean plant is a half-runner type that produces 20 inch plants with light tan seeds with brown speckles. Eat young when green for delicious flavor. Great bean for using for refried beans.

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.

Dark Red Kidney beans are one of the most widely used beans in North America! Dark Red Kidney is a bush variety of dried bean. Each pod contains 5 large, red kidney shaped beans. If rain threatens before your beans are totally dry, pull the whole plant up, hang upside down in your barn/garage to let them finish drying. Once dry, these beans will store for a long time! This bean is often used in Mexican food.A perfect winter food full of protein straight from your own garden.