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 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 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.

Henderson is the ultimate popular baby Lima. Henderson offers great tasting, smaller beans, that are perfect for cooking with any meal.

The Burpee Improved Bush Lime bean plants produce large pods, high yields, and perfectly shaped beans. Burpee Improved beans are both larger and thicker than normal lima beans. The growth is even more vigorous, with heavier foliage. The plants are uniformly upright.

The Provider bean is a stringless, fast maturing bush bean. Provider beans can be planted earlier than other beans because it germinates well in cool soils. Provider has compact bean plants that are easy to establish and adapt well to diverse soil and climate conditions. Harvest early for best stringless beans.

The Rattlesnake bean is absolutely beautiful and tasty. This variety is a popular, heavy producing pole bean. Great for eating fresh, freezing or canning when pods are young. Great color of dark purple stripes on top of dark green skin. A home garden standard for generations.

The Blue Lake FM-1K Pole is a stringless pole bean that is very tasty! Blue Lake beans are known for reliability, disease resistance, flavor and high yields. This is the pole version of the popular bush type that is widely planted for the canning industry. These bright green beans are straight and reach up to 7'. Perfect for those who are tired of bending over to pick beans, but still want the high yield of a bush bean.

The scarlet runner is a vigorous bean that can easily reach 20 feet. Scarlet flowers against green, heart-shaped foliage. Rapid climbers. Beans are edible and delicious when young. Keep pods picked for continuous bloom. Hummingbirds love to visit the beautiful flowers that grow on this bean. People often grow this bean as an edible landscape plant. A beautiful growing plant with great tasting beans.

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.

A beautifully bright and vibrant green bean that grows extra long when mature! Matures quick and has a delicious and crisp bite.

The Colorful Garden Blend is a beautiful and delicious mix of green, purple and yellow garden beans. A fun way to grow a beautiful mixture of garden beans. This gourmet blend is excellent for fresh eating and canning. All bush varieties that are high yielding and mature around the same time! Even mix of Slenderette, Royal Burgundy Purple and Cherokee Wax.

The Dixie Speckled Butterpea is a very productive and tasty lima bean. Smaller beans are about the size of peas. Speckled of red on a deep purple body. Great for Southern states with hot weather. Delicious when picked young. Great for hot climates. Smaller lima bean.

Tongue of Fire is a great market bean with a vibrant red and cream speckled color! This bush bean is not only beautiful, but it is a very tasty bean! The fresh shell beans are large and round shaped. 6-7" stringless pods are great young. An Italian bean that can be eaten fresh, frozen or canned.

The Jackson Wonder is the perfect bean for the care-free garden. This bean has a wonderful taste straight from the garden. The Jackson Wonder bean tolerates both heat and drought very well. Perfect bean for gardeners with very little time.

The Mountaineer White Half Runner is a tender half runner bean with succulent white seeds. It boasts terrific yields of old-fashioned, rich "beany" beans that taste and smell terrific. Vigorous plants, big yields. Stringless when young, excellent for baking.

The French Garden is a delicious french heirloom that has a sweet nutty flavor. This easy to grow bean produces 15-24 inch plants with heavy yields. The bush plant will produce 6 inch tender green pods with white seeds. Enjoy the French Garden year after year! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Topcrop bean is a great bean for canning and freezing. Topcrop got its name for a reason. This bean plant grows a heavy, concentrated set of beans. One of the best known beans around. Harvest on the early side of maturity to get small and tender beans. Delicious eaten fresh off the vine!

Tendergreen Improved is one of the highest yielding beans around. The Tendergreen Improved bean plant is a widely adapted home garden variety. These bean plants will produce some of the highest bean yields you'll ever see. Best eaten fresh.