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

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Despite its name, the Christmas bean is perfect for warmer climates. The Christmas bean will grow great in both warmer and cooler temperatures. Living up to its name, the seeds turn pink-brown when cooked. Have an excellent semi-rich flavor.

The Broad Windsor Fava beans is a very tasty large dried bean great for drying! Popular in European gardens, Broad Windsor is one of the tastiest of all dried beans and one of the largest-the size of a quarter! When eaten at the shelling stage, you'll discover why their mild flavor makes them perfect partners with many spices and herbs. The sturdy bushes stand 4 feet tall, produce 4-5 inch pods, and are reliably hot weather.

Jade is a revolutionary bean with excellent flavor. The Jade bean is perfect for the home garden. This bean plant gives you long, round, straight pods that have excellent color, flavor, and high yield potential. Excellent taste and easy to grow.

The Greencrop is a bush type snap bean with an excellent flavor. Superior performance in any location. Greencrop is a snap bean that has delicious pods and beans. Bush snap beans are popular because they mature earlier and do not require trellising. An All-America Selections Winner meaning it has superior taste and growth habits.

Taylor Dwarf Horticultural, also known as Speckled Bays, is an open-pollinated bush shell bean has been around since the early 1800s. An early producer of creamy pods with speckles of red.

The contender is a stringless, bush bean that matures early. Contender produces a huge yield of tender bush beans that have excellent flavor and very reliable. Beans start producing about a week before most other varieties. Bean pods grow up to 8" long but are best eaten early when they are 5" and stringless. Cooks up tender, cans and freezes with no loss of quality. Pick on the early end of the harvest date for smaller and more tender beans. Mildew tolerant, great for short seasons and hot weather.

The hearty Cannolini Bush is a rich and meaty bean, making it equally delicious as it is satisfying. This Italian heirloom is a favorite amongst chefs for its smooth nutty flavor. Not only is this bean tasty in various soups, but it is also popular in other Italian dishes. The Cannolini Bush thrives in full sun and can be enjoyed in the summer or fall. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.