Heirloom Seeds

Dry Shell Beans

We offer Heirloom Dry Shell Bean Seeds for your organic sustainable living, self sufficient lifestyle needs.  We offer many dry beans including Great Northern, Pinto, Navy, Jacob's Cattle, and Dark Red Kidney.  These beans are easy to grow and great dried as they keep for years making them a good choice of seed to add to your sustainable garden.  All seed come to you in paper packets with basic planting instuctions on the back.  We grow, harvest, handle and package all our seeds ourselves.




Adzuki Bean Seeds

Adzuki Bean Seeds

Adzuki Bean Seeds.  Heirloom Adzuki Bean also also spelled (Azuki) or (Aduki) It is believed that Heirloom Adzuki Bean Seeds were first cultivated in the Korean peninsula and northeast of China before 1000 BC, the Adzuki Bean became popular across Asia and Japan after It was introduced to Japan from China about 1000 years ago, that makes Adzuki Red Bean about as heirloom as you can get!!  It is now the second most popular legume after the soybean in Asia culture.  Heirloom...

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Arikara Yellow Bean Seeds

Arikara Yellow Bean Seeds

Arikara Yellow Bean Seeds.  Heirloom Arikara Yellow Beans are native to North America and were cultivated by the Arikara tribe of the Dakota territory.  Being native to the Missouri Valley Region Heirloom Arikara Yellow Bean are a very short season cold hardy bean plant that has drought resistance.  This Native American heirloom was identified as one of the beans that helped sustain the Lewis and Clark expedition in the winter of 1805.  Lewis and Clark brought Heirloom...

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Ayocote Morado Purple Runner Bean Seeds

Ayocote Morado Purple Runner Bean Seeds

Ayocote Morado Purple Runner Bean Seeds.  Heirloom Ayocote Morado Purple Runner Beans are native to North and Central America.  WOW would be one word to describe this wonderful multi purpose vegetable.  The  plant of Heirloom Purple Runner Bean is very pretty and decorative along a fence and the seed is beautiful as well.  Ayocote Morado Purple Runner Beans grow on long healthy vines that can reach over 10' tall, the plant is an edible ornamental.  The...

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Ayocote Negro Black Runner Bean Seeds

Ayocote Negro Black Runner Bean Seeds

Ayocote Negro Black Runner Bean Seeds. Heirloom Ayocote Negro Black Runner Beans is native to North and Central America.  Heirloom Ayocote Negro Black Runner Bean grows on long healthy vines that can reach over 10' tall plant that is an edible ornamental.  The vines of Heirloom Ayocote Negro Black Runner Beans are covered with clusters of large vibrant orange red flowers that attract large amounts of birds and butterflies. This variety can be used as a snap bean if picked...

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Aztec Cave Bean Seeds

Aztec Cave Bean Seeds

Aztec Cave Beans or New Mexico Cave Bean Seeds.  Also known by some as Anasazi which is the trademarked name given by a milling company for this bean that has been cultivated by the people native to the present day Four Corner area of the United States for thousands of years.  Heirloom Aztec Cave Bean has quite a long story as to it's history, that you can read below the description.  A multi-purpose vegetable, Aztec Cave Bean is a dry shell variety of heirloom bean that...

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Black Rice Bean Seeds

Black Rice Bean Seeds

Black Rice Bush Bean Seeds (P. vulgaris)  Heirloom Black Rice Bush Beans are so named because their size and shape resemble grains of rice.  Heirloom Black Rice Bush Beans also compliment rice dishes well.  Blace Rice Beans small size, makes them a quick cooking bean.  The beans of Heirloom Black Rice Bean are slightly larger than the white variety, average size is less than 1/2" long and 3/16" in diameter.  Like White Rice Bean, Heirloom Black Rice...

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Black Turtle Bean Seeds

Black Turtle Bean Seeds

Black Turtle Bean Seeds.  This heirloom bean originates from Southern Mexico and Central America.  Its history can be traced to over 7,000 years ago.  Heirloom Black Turtle Bean is most commonly used as a dry shell variety, but they can be picked early, shelled and the beans used fresh.  The fresh beans can be stored by freezing.  As with most beans, Black Turtle Beans can be used as a snap bean if picked before the bean inside the pod gets very big.  The...

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Black Valentine Bean Seeds

Black Valentine Bean Seeds

Black Valentine Bean Seeds.  Heirloom Black Valentine Beans are an old heirloom dual purpose bean was first introduced in the late 1800's.  Heirloom Black Valentine Bean has 6 inch long stringless beans grow on sturdy bush type plants.  The dark green pods of Black Valentine Bean should be picked before the black seeds inside fully develop if using as a green snap bean.  The flavor of the green beans is excellent and who doesn't like the fact that they are...

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Brown Rice Bean Seeds

Brown Rice Bean Seeds

Brown Rice Bush Bean Seeds (P. vulgaris)  Brown Rice Bush Beans are so named because their size and shape resemble grains of rice.  Brown Rice Bush Beans also compliment rice dishes well.  Their small size, makes them a quick cooking bean.  The beans are slightly larger than the white variety, average size is less than 1/2" long and 3/16" in diameter.  Like White Rice Bean, Brown Rice Bush Beans are a dry shell variety that can also be used as a tasty and...

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Butterscotch Bean Seeds Steuben Yellow Eye

Butterscotch Bean Seeds Steuben Yellow Eye

Heirloom Butterscotch Bean - Steuben Yellow Eye Seeds.  This heirloom bean can be traced back to at least the 1860's where it was used for Boston Baked Beans in New England.  They are also known as a Steuben Yellow Eye.  The plump oval white beans have butterscotch coloring around the eye of the bean.  In the Southern states Butterscotch bean is a favorite for using in Hoppin' John.  The bush type plant grows to 18" tall and produces well.  Harvest...

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Dapple Gray Bean Seeds

Dapple Gray Bean Seeds

Dapple Gray Bean or Dapple Grey Bean Seeds.  The heirloom beans from this variety are bright white with gray markings resembling the marking of a Dapple Gray Horse.  From a distance Dapple Gray Beans almost have a matte appearance or rawhide look to them, but as you get closer to them they have a bit of a shine.  This heirloom bush bean type plant grows to 18" tall and produces well.  Harvest early and cook fresh or let fully mature for a dry bean.  The...

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Dark Red Kidney Bean Seeds

Dark Red Kidney Bean Seeds

Dark Red Kidney Bean Seeds.  Heiroom Dark Red Kidney Bean is a dry shell variety that is great used in baking or in soups such as Minestrone and also is good to make a hearty Chili.  Heirloom Dark Red Kidney Bean is a tall bush type plant that produces flat green pods filled with huge kidney shaped dark red beans.  Dark Red Kidney Bean pods are ready to pick when they are mature and dried down.  Approximately 95 days until full maturity.  Dry beans are...

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Eye Of The Goat Bean Seeds Ojo de Cabra Bean

Eye Of The Goat Bean Seeds Ojo de Cabra Bean

Eye Of The Goat Bean Seeds.  Ojo de Cabra Bean Seeds  This heirloom is a dry shell variety that can also be used as a snap bean, just pick it early, when the pods start to plump, as you would any snap bean.  Plump, taupe colored beans with a distinctive "Goat Eye" stripe are sweet flavored and smooth textured.  Sturdy vines give good yields.  Harvest Eye Of The Goat Bean early and cook as fresh snap or shell beans, or let fully mature for a dry bean.  55...

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Flor de Mayo Bean Seeds

Flor de Mayo Bean Seeds

Flor de Mayo Bean Seeds. This beautiful heirloom pink bean is native to the Southwestern most part of the United States and Mexico.  When the beans of Flor de Mayo are harvested they are a beautiful pink color.  As the harvested bean dries more they will change to a pink-taupe color.  The plant has a bush runner habit similar to the Pinto Bean.  Harvest Flor de Mayo as fresh shell beans or let fully mature for a dry bean. Flor de Mayo Bean have an almost smokey flavor...

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Good Mother Stallard Bean Seeds

Good Mother Stallard Bean Seeds

Good Mother Stallard Bean Seeds.  This heirloom pole bean produces 4" long flattened pods that contain 5 - 6 beans per pod. Good Mother Stallard Bean is a dry shell variety has plump, almost round beans.  Good Mother Stallard is a beautiful bean.  As the bean dries it develops deep shade of Dark Red to Purple and White to Cream swirls, lines and dots.  The meaty flavor and silky smooth texture of this bean is hard to beat.  This bean creates a rich dark...

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Great Northern Bean Seeds

Great Northern Bean Seeds

Great Northern Bean Seeds.  This heirloom is a dry shell variety. Great Northern Bean is a very popular baking or soup bean that grows on a bush type plant. The pods are 3" - 4" long and filled with white beans. Great Northern Bean pods are ready to pick when they are mature and dried down.  95 Days until full maturity.  Packet contains approximately 50 seeds grown naturally with love and care.  Happy Planting!  We have a wide variety of Heirloom...

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Hidatsa Red Bean Seeds

Hidatsa Red Bean Seeds

Hidatsa Red Bean Seeds. This native heirloom bean was grown by the Hidatsa American Indians who lived in North Dakota in the Missouri River Valley region. Hidatsa Red Beans are plump, oval and Deep Red color that appears to have a purple cast in some light.  The growth habbit of this bean is much like the Pinto bean, being a bush runner type it will climb to 3 feet when cropping with corn. Hidatsa Red Bean is a good storage bean. Harvest early and cook fresh or let fully mature for a dry...

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Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean Seeds

Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean Seeds

Hidatsa Shield Bean Seeds. This native heirloom bean was grown by the Hidatsa American Indians who lived in North Dakota in the Missouri River Valley region. Hidatsa Shield Figure Beans are plump, oval and white with their figural shield markings around the eye of the bean are beautiful to look at. The markings are golden with dark red and golden orange striking. Being a pole type makes this bean well suited for inter cropping with corn. Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean is a good storage bean....

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Hutterite Soup Bean Seeds

Hutterite Soup Bean Seeds

Hutterite Soup Bean Seeds.  Brought to this country by the communal living group of the same name.  Heirloom Hutterite Soup Beans are quite simply one of the best soup beans.  The three to six inch long pods of Hutterite Soup Bean are filled with small sized creamy ivory colored beans with a cute little purplish black eye. The good producing tall bush type plants of Heirloom Hutterite Bean usually grow from two to three feet high depending on growing conditions.  Any...

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Jacob's Cattle Bean Seeds

Jacob's Cattle Bean Seeds

Jacob's Cattle Bean Seeds.  This heirloom is a dry shell variety that can also be used as a snap bean, just pick it early, when the pods start to plump, as you would any snap bean.  Jacob's Cattle Bean has a distinctively sweet, hearty flavor.  The bush type plants are very productive.  For dry beans, pods of Jacob's Cattle Bean are ready to pick when they are mature and dried down.  This Bean is NOT Aztec Cave / Anasazi Bean.  Anasazi Bean has...

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Light Red Kidney Bean Seeds

Light Red Kidney Bean Seeds

Light Red Kidney Bean Seeds. This heirloom bean is a dry shell variety that grows on tall bush type plants with flat green pods that are filled with huge kidney shaped beans that are a light red/pink brown color when dry. Light Red Kidney Beans have a meaty texture and can be used in baking or in soups such as Minestrone. Light Red Kidney Beans also good to make a hearty Chili. Pods are ready to pick when they are mature and dried down. 95 days until full maturity. Packet contains approximately...

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Little White Ice Bean Seeds

Little White Ice Bean Seeds

Little White Ice Pole Bean Seeds.  This heirloom pole bean can be used as a fresh snap bean or a dry shell bean.  As a dry bean Little White Ice has a creamy smooth texture and flavor thats great for soup.  Eaten fresh as a snap bean Little White Ice are tasty and tender with a mild flavor.  Similar to White Rice Bush Bean their small size makes them a quick cooking dry bean.  Little White Ice was introduced around the 1740's, and has been prized for it's...

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Mayacoba Canario Bean Seeds

Mayacoba Canario Bean Seeds

Mayacoba Canario Bean Seeds.  Heirloom Mayacoba Canario has been cultivated by the people in Mexico and Central America for thousands of years.  There are several varieties of Mayacoba beans. Mayacoba Canario Bean is an heirloom dry shell bush variety known for it's beautiful beans in shades of yellow with little to no distinctive eye. Our son Dante calls these his "Magic Golden Beans". The strong bush type plants produce large amounts of oval 5" - 6" long...

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Mayflower Bean Seeds

Mayflower Bean Seeds

Mayflower Bean Seeds.  The story goes:  The Mayflower Bean arrived in the US in the 1620s, on the Mayflower.  After being introduced to the Americas, Mayflower Bean was cultivated by the people of the Carolina region of the country.  The Mayflower Bean is a pole bean plant that produces cut-short beans.  Cut-short beans are a type of bean where the seeds outgrow the hulls and the developing seeds push against each another making them appear square, rectangular, or have...

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Navy Bean Seeds

Navy Bean Seeds

Navy Bean Seeds.  Heirloom Navy Beans are a dry shell variety.  Navy Bean is a great soup bean and a favorite of ours for Boston Baked Beans.  The 16" - 18" tall bush type plants are very sturdy.  This plant produces superior yields of small pure white beans.  Heirloom Navy Bean pods are ready to pick when they are mature and dried down.  Approximately 95 days until full maturity.  Packet contains approximately 50 Heirloom Navy Bean Seeds...

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Painted Pony Bean Seeds

Painted Pony Bean Seeds

Painted Pony Bean Seeds.  This heirloom is a bean is native to Mexico and the Southwestern United States.  Painted Pony Bean is a dual purpose bean.  It is a dry shell variety that can also be used as a snap bean, just pick it early, when the pods start to plump, as you would any snap bean.  The bush type plants of Painted Pony Beans are very good producers of long thin green stringless pods.  58 days until harvest for green snap beans.  80 days until harvest for...

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Pink Half Runner Bean Seeds Red Peanut Bean

Pink Half Runner Bean Seeds Red Peanut Bean

Pink Half Runner Bean Seeds also called Heirloom Red Peanut Bean is a small red pink heirloom bean.  The pods of Heirloom Pink Half Runner Bean turn pink as they start to mature and dry.  It gets it's other name because the dry bean resembles a nut, as shown in the second picture.  You can pick your Heirloom Pink Half Runner Bean fresh as a snap bean when they are young and dark green, or let them maturity and shell for dried beans. The pods of Heirloom Pink Half Runner...

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Pinto Bean Seeds

Pinto Bean Seeds

Pinto Bean Seeds.  Heirloom Pinto Beans are an old fashioned bean that is an original staple from self sufficient times gone by.  Heirloom Pinto Beans combined with rice and cornbread form a total source of protein meal.  They can be kept in your pantry to use anytime you wish.  Heirloom Pinto Beans grow on Half runner type plants have clusters of pods formed near the middle of the plant.  Harvest Pinto Beans early and cook as fresh snap or shell beans or let...

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Provider Bean Seeds

Provider Bean Seeds

Provider Bean Seeds.  This very early heirloom bean thrives in the cooler temps of early spring giving you an early harvest of yummy goodness to snap you out of those winter blues!!  Provider Bean grows upon Compact bush plants.  This variety live up to their name "Provider" with their high yeilds.  Provider Bean have great yields of six to eight inch long round snap beans.  The pods of Provider Bean contain purple seeds that can be left to fully dry...

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Red Calypso Bean Seeds

Red Calypso Bean Seeds

Red Calypso Bean Seeds.   Red Calypso is an heirloom bean that has beautifully contrasting red and white markings.  They have a mostly oval shape that sometimes gets flattened by their tendency to crowd each other in the pod, with the half of the bean that is attached to the pod as it grows being Red and the other half being White.  Occasionally there will be a red spot or two on the white half.  The Red Calypso Bean bush type plant grows to about 20"...

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Rio Zape Bean Seeds

Rio Zape Bean Seeds

Rio Zape Bean Seeds.  This heirloom pole type bean is sometimes harvested early and used as a fresh string bean, although that seems to be a waste of what will eventually be a fully matured dry bean that will shine in any bean dish you create with it.  Rio Zape Bean has vigorous vines that produce great numbers of well filled pods.  Newly harvested fully mature Heirloom Rio Zape Beans have black striped markings over a bright purple background.  After harvest, as the bean...

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Sangre de Toro Bean Seeds Bull's Blood Bean

Sangre de Toro Bean Seeds Bull's Blood Bean

Sangre de Toro Bean Seeds.  Sangre de Toro is also known as "Bull's Blood Bean" because of its deep red color that will shine in any bean dish you create with it.  This heirloom pole type bean is native to Mexico and is sometimes harvested early at about 50 days and used as a fresh snap bean.  Sangre de Toro Bean has long vines with white blooms and produce flat pods filled with 4 to 5 beans.  The pods start out green and turn beautiful bright red as the pods...

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Small Red Mexican Bean Seeds

Small Red Mexican Bean Seeds

Small Red Mexican Bean Seeds.  No matter which name you know this bean as;  Small Reds, Red Mexican, Montezuma’s Red Bean - it's really yummy. This small red heirloom bean was introduced in 1855, and is known as: Small Reds, Red Mexican, and Montezuma’s Red.  This is a dry shell variety that grows on bush type plants.  The plump 1/2 inch round beans are a deep brick red color with a small white eye.  The flavor is mild and the firm texture holds up well...

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Snowcap Bean Seeds

Snowcap Bean Seeds

Snowcap Bean Seeds.  These large Heirloom pole beans live up to their name in looks with a cap of snow covering most of the tan and barn red colored bean.  These beautiful Heirloom Snowcap Beans taste as good as they look and even retain most of their color when cooked.  Harvest Snowcap Beans early and cook as fresh shell beans or let fully mature for a dry bean.  70 days until harvest for fresh beans.  Harvest as dry beans when the pod is dry and the bean can not...

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Spanish Tolosana Bean Seeds

Spanish Tolosana Bean Seeds

Spanish Tolosana Bean Seeds.  This beautiful heirloom bean is native to the New World but was brought back to Spain by Spanish missoinaries and propogated there ever since.  Also called "The Prince" this variety is very popular in Europe but has become quite rare here in the United States.  Heirloom Spanish Tolosana Bean has a growth habit similar to other kidney beans growing on tall bush type plants.  This dry shell bean variety produces beans that are over...

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Sunset Runner Bean Seeds

Sunset Runner Bean Seeds

Sunset Runner Beans.  This Native American heirloom bean grows on long healthy vines that reach over 10' tall.  This plant is an edible ornamental.  The vines are covered with clusters of Light Peach Flowers that attract large amounts of birds and butterflies. They can be used as a snap bean, shell bean or dry bean.  The green pods are edible whole but best when harvested at 4" - 8" as they tend to become fibrous as they mature.  The beans can be cooked...

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Tiger Eye Bean Seeds

Tiger Eye Bean Seeds

Tiger Eye Bean Seeds .  Heirloom Tiger Eye Bean is originally from South America.  It is a very popular bean in Chili and Argentina.  Heirloom Tiger Eye Beans grow on bush runner plants, similar to Pinto Beans.  Bush runner type plants have a bush growing habit but often send out runners, especially in low light conditions.  Like most any bean, Tiger Eye Beans can be harvested early as fresh snap or shell beans at 60 - 65 days.  Or let Tiger Eye Beans fully mature...

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Tongues of Fire Bean Seeds

Tongues of Fire Bean Seeds

Tongues of Fire Beans Seeds.  Heirloom Tongues of Fire bean is a bush type plant that grows with closely spaced branches.  The plant grows plenty of large sized, round shaped, red "fiery tongue" streaked pods.  The Heirloom Tongues of Fire Bean pods contain  light tan colored beans with deep red mottling.  These beans are really versatile and hold their shape well when cooked, they absorb spices and flavorings readily.  Harvest Heirloom Tongues Of...

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Turkey Craw Bean Seeds

Turkey Craw Bean Seeds

Turkey Craw Bean Seeds.  Heirloom Turkey Craw Bean is a dry shell bean variety can be harvested when young and used as a snap bean or let the stringless 6" pods fully mature and dry down for use as a beautiful dry bean.  Heirloom Turkey Craw Beans are a pole bean variety that produces beautiful deep brown colored beans with tan specks and a brown eye.  90 days until harvest for dry beans.  Heirloom Turkey Craw Beans are on the Ark Of Taste Slow Food Movement list of...

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Vermont Appaloosa Bean Seeds

Vermont Appaloosa Bean Seeds

Vermont Appaloosa Bean Seeds.  This heirloom is named after it's markings that resemble the markings on an Appaloosa Horse.  It is white with markings in 3 variants of color.  Vermont Appaloosa Bean is a shiny white with deep purple brown, golden and tan.  Vermont Apaloosa Bean is a dry shell variety that can also be used as a snap bean when picked early.  To use Vermont Appaloosa Bean as a snap bean pick when the pods start to plump, as you would any snap...

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White Rice Bean Seeds

White Rice Bean Seeds

White Rice Bean Seeds (P. vulgaris)  White Rice Bush Beans are an old time favorite that resemble, well, rice obviously.  White Rice Bush Beans also compliment rice dishes well.  Their small, grain of rice size, makes them a quick cooking bean.  The beans average size is 3/8" long and 1/8" in diameter.  White Rice Bush Beans are a dry shell variety that can also be used as a tasty and tender green snap bean, just pick it early, when the pods start to plump, as...

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Yellow Indian Woman Bean Seeds

Yellow Indian Woman Bean Seeds

Yellow Indian Woman Bean Seeds. Some say Heirloom Yellow Indian Woman Bean was brought to Montana by a Swedish woman and shared with Native American tribes. While others believe that Yellow Indian Woman Bean is native to the United States. The half runner growth habit of the bean would lend more support to the thought that they are native to Southern United States since they have many of the characteristics of other beans native to that region. Heirloom Yellow Indian Woman Bean is a small...

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Yin Yang Bean Seeds Black Calypso

Yin Yang Bean Seeds Black Calypso

Yin Yang Bean Seeds - Ying Yang - Black Calypso Bean.  This heirloom bean is named after its distinctive markings that somewhat resemble a Yin Yang symbol.  They are also known as Black Calypso Bean.  Yin Yang Bean have a plump oval shape with the half of the bean that is attached to the pod as it grows being black and the other half being white usually with at least one spot.  The bush type plant of Yin Yang Bean grows to about 20" producing pods that resemble a roma...

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Zuni Shalako Bean Seeds Prairie Appaloosa

Zuni Shalako Bean Seeds Prairie Appaloosa

Zuni Shalako Bean Seeds. These heirloom beans are native to Southwestern United States and Mexico. These beautiful beans are sometimes called Prairie Appaloosa Bean because of their coloration. The name of the Zuni Shalako Bean: The Zuni Tribe grew these beans and used them in their winter ceremony where they were given to them by the Shalako Kachina. This is a bush type plant that stays under 2 feet tall but has a similar habit to Pinto beans sending up an occasional runner as any bean that...

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