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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The McCaslan 42 bean is one of the oldest heirloom varieties around! The medium green pods reach eight inches long and produce meaty, slightly flattened beans of superb quality. An old Southern favorite introduced in 1912 by the McCaslan family of Georgia. The vines produce prolifically throughout the growing season. Great dry or as a snap bean. Seeds are ivory-white, oblong and flat. A great cooking and canning bean.

Roma II is a bush type bean plant that produces high yields of flavorful Italian green beans. Very slow to produce bean seeds which make it great for eating fresh. You can see the slow development of seeds in the sliced bean picture.

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.

The Harvester bean has tender pods growing as long as 6". The bean pods are high off the ground for easy picking. The plant is very hardy and grows very straight. Harvest early for stringless beans. Excellent taste and easy to grow.

The Landreth Stringless bean is a very old heirloom that debuted by D. Landreth Seed Company in the late 1800's. A meaty bean, very flavorful, stringless bean and produces heavy yields. The pods are medium green in color and a little over 5” long. The seeds are a rich chocolate or coffee brown. This bean is excellent for the home garden, market garden and canner.

The delicious buttery flavor of the Golden Wax Bush Bean make it a favorite among home gardeners! The stringless bright yellow pods are resistant common bean mosaic virus. The plant can produce pods 5-6 inches long. The Golden Wax beans are wonderful for canning, freezing and as a dry shell bean!

The Hidatsa Shield bean is an old heirloom grown by the Hidatsa Indians. Deep in the Missouri River Valley of North Dakota the Hidatsa Indians grew this pole type drying bean in their corn fields. The Indians were masters of growing plants that were helpful to each other such as the "Three Sisters".

The Ruby moon Hyacinth Bean is also known as bonavist-bean and lablab-bean and is a very beautiful ornamental flowering bean. Ruby Moon produces striking lilac-rose blossoms and shiny magenta pods on long purple stems. The pods can be used as cut flowers or dried. This ornamental bean's seeds are edible with proper preparation, but can be toxic so enjoy as just an ornamental flower.

Strike beans are one of the heaviest yielding bush beans on the market. Continuous setting feature protects grower from stress, better than concentrated set types. Medium green, 5" round pod with good disease tolerance. Excellent flavor that is very popular with commercial growers.

The Royal Burgundy bean has a dark purple outside with a bright green inside! The Royal Burgundy bean is absolutely delicious!  This purple bean plant grows upright, 24 inch tall plants hold their pencil-shaped pods off the ground. Royal Burgundy performs exceptionally well under cool conditions. Rich, delicious bean flavor. Buckskin color seeds.

The Kentucky Wonder 125 bean is a wonderful bush bean that is above the others! Kentucky Wonder 125 Bush Bean matures early than most bush beans and produces beans in clusters over a long season. The bush beans’ meaty, medium-green pods are 8 inches and packed with delicious, extra-tasty bean seeds.

The Kentucky Wonder is an heirloom pole bean plant with high yields and a dark green color! Delicious heirloom pole bean with heavy yields. Kentucky Wonder is a popular heirloom that is easy to grow in all parts of the country. An all-purpose bean that taste great fresh, freezing or canning when pods are young. For stringless and most tender beans harvest when they are young and only 4-5". When left to fully mature, Kentucky Wonder is a good shelling bean. Beans are light green for fresh eating and dry to pale brown color. Get multiple harvest from these prolific producers. Previous nicknames include "Old Homestead" and "Texas Pole". Kentucky Wonder first appeared in mid 1800's. Seed for sale in 1 oz. 1/4 lb., 1 lb., 5 lbs., 25 lbs. and 100 lb. packages.