Organic Wick's Lima Bean pre 1930's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - In 2004 Helen & H. Lee Thomas of West Virginia donated this variety to SSE. They received the seeds from H. Lee’s grandfather, Wick B. Smith of Sandyville, West Virginia, who had grown this variety since at least the 1930s. Seeds are either white with dark purple mottling or solid purple. The fresh shelling limas are sweet, while dry limas are also nutty. Pole habit, 90-110 days. Characteristics:  Organic Pole bean Slightly curved pods Flat seeds are either white with dark purple mottling or solid purple Fresh shelling limas are sweet, dry limas are nutty tasting 90-100 days to dry beans Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently to increase yield. Pods can be left on the vine to mature and then harvested as dry beans. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Full Sun
Scarlet Runner Bean, pre-1750 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company-  This heirloom variety dates back to as early as 1750 in the seed trade and much earlier as a Native crop. A versatile plant that offers use in every stage of its life. Traditionally cultivated for the rich tasting dry bean, this unique-looking variety is also enjoyed young as a snap bean or shelled. The seeds begin green, slowly turn bright pink, then specked dark red as they mature. The Scarlet Runner is also commonly grown for its beautiful brilliant red ornamental and edible flowers that bloom throughout the summer; a favorite among hummingbirds, butterflies, chefs, and gardeners alike. Picking the flowers for use promotes continual flowering. 65 days Characteristics:  Pole bean Great flavor Vines grow 12 feet Snap bean when young 65 days 20 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields. Or leave on for a dried bean or shell bean. Direct Seed 4"-8" apart Planting Depth 1-1.5" Rows Trellis, Support Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Ireland Creek Annie Bush Bean $3.25 $3.75
Sold Out for 2022 Seed Exchange - This bush bean is a heavy yielder, even in hot temperatures and produces over an extended season.  The plants are vigorous, upright (no staking) and low maintenance.  Be prepared for lots of stringless, meaty, 6" pods of delicious, tender green beans.  This all purpose variety is great fresh, steamed, in casseroles, soups or stir fries, amazing pickled and perfect for freezing.  It is also a wonderful shelling bean having purple seeds with beige accents. Can be left to dry on the plant for a pretty dry bean. Organic Stringless Bush Bean 12-24" tall 50-75 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 2-3 weeks of last frost as beans do like the ground to be warmer. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Plant 36-48" apart
Organic Tendergreen Bush Bean, 1922 Heirloom $3.25 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - Calvin Keeney introduced this variety in 1922. This bush bean is a heavy yielder, even in hot temperatures and produces over an extended season.  The plants are vigorous, upright (no staking) and low maintenance.  Be prepared for lots of stringless, meaty, 6" pods of delicious, tender green beans.  This all purpose variety is great fresh, steamed, in casseroles, soups or stir fries, amazing pickled and perfect for freezing.  It is also a wonderful shelling bean having purple seeds with beige accents. Can be left to dry on the plant for a pretty dry bean. Organic Stringless Bush Bean 12-24" tall 50-75 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 2-3 weeks of last frost as beans do like the ground to be warmer. Direct Seed 1-5" apart Planting Depth 1/2 -1" Thin 3-5" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Rattlesnake Pole Bean $2.95 $3.25
Exceptional heirloom flavor fresh, shelled, or dry! High Mowing Organic Seeds - Picked fresh, beans are round and dark green with unusual purple streaks that fade when cooked. Shelled beans are beige, with rattlesnake streaks when fully dry. Signature addition for roadside stands and farmer's markets. Streaked seeds. Characteristics:  Organic  Pole bean 10' Vines Wax bean 65 days 1oz seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 2-3 weeks of last frost as beans do like the ground to be warmer. Plan to support with trellis or stakes, even though it is a bush bean, the plant likes the extra support.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Plant 36-48" apart
Bountiful Bean, 1898 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - In 1898 Abel Steele of Ferguson, Ontario won a $25.00 prize for naming this new variety from Peter Henderson & Company, previously known as “New Green Bush Bean No. 1.” Heavy crops of excellent quality, brittle, stringless 6-7" pods. Productive plants grow up to 18" tall. Sprawling bush habit, snap, 45-50 days Bush bean Sprawling bush habit Stringless pods Extremely productive Snap bean 45-50 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Trellis, Fence, or Tee-Pee Rows 36-48" apart
Turkey Craw Pole Bean $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Exchange - Collected in regions of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, this variety’s original seed is reported to have been found in a wild turkey’s craw. As they mature, the stringless 6" pods enclose attractive brown seeds with tan flecks and brown eye rings. Used as a snap bean or a dry bean; excellent canned or frozen. From the Wanigan Associates Collection organized by the late John Withee. Pole habit, snap or dry, 80-100 days. ±1,100 seeds/lb. Pole bean Open-Pollinated Stringless pods Brown beans with tan flecks Snap or dry bean 80-100 days 50 Seeds per packet   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest snap beans frequently for increased yields. Leave some pods on the vine and harvest when completely mature for dry beans. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1" deep Support using Trellis, tepee, or fencing Full sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Painted Pony Bush Bean $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - A great dual purpose bean. Long thin pods are stringless and good for snap beans. The dry beans are excellent for soups and retain their markings when cooked. Very productive. Bush habit, 60 days for snaps, 80 days for dry beans. ±1,100 seeds/lb. Organic Excellent dual purpose bean Snap or dry bean Bush bean Stringless pods when young 60 days for snap, 80 days for dry beans 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest snap beans frequently for increased yields. Leave some pods on the vine and harvest when completely mature for dry beans. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Rows 36-48" apart
Fin de Bagnol Bush Bean, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Exchange - This historic French string bean bears delicious, slender pods and does well in cool soil. This variety’s tiny gourmet green beans are best eaten when picked every 2 or 3 days, while still very young and before any strings develop. Bush habit, snap, 50-60 days. ± 1,1000 seeds/lb Bush bean  Open-Pollinated Tolerates cool soil  Snap bean 50 Seeds per pacl Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1" deep Plant Rows 36-48" apart Full sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varitities so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Royalty Purple Pod Bush Bean $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Exchange - Bred at the University of New Hampshire by the late Professor Elwyn Meader. Introduced by the Billy Hepler Seed Company in 1957. Distinctive purple foliage and purple flowers. Bright purple, stringless, slightly curved 5" pods turn green when cooked. Germinates well even in cold wet soil. Bush habit, snap, 55 days. ±1,600 seeds/lb. Bush bean Open-Pollinated Purple pods, flowers, and foliage Germinates well in cold wet soil Snap bean 55 days 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1" deep Plant Rows 36-48" apart Full sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean, 1917 Heirloom $3.75
From the Hidatsa tribe who raised corn, squash, beans, and sunflowers in the Missouri River Valley of North Dakota. Shield Figure beans are described in Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden (1917). This very productive variety was boarded onto Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste in 2005. Pole habit, dry, 90 days. ±600 seeds/lb. Pole bean White beans with tan and brown markings Open-Pollinated Very productive Dry bean 90 days 50 Seeds per packet   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest dry beans when the pods are completely mature and dry. Direct Seed 2" apart  Plant 1" deep Support using Trellis, tepee, or fencing Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Good Mother Stallard Pole Bean, 1930's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Exchange - One of the 1,186 beans given to SSE in 1981 by bean collector John Withee of Massachusetts. Named for Carrie Belle Stallard of Wise County, Virginia. This variety dates to at least the 1930s. Maroon beans splashed with white, 5-6 seeds per pod. Wonderful rich meaty flavor, great for soups. Very productive. Pole habit, dry, 85-95 days. ±680 seeds/lb.  Pole bean  Maroon and white beans  Open Pollinated Meaty flavor  Very productive  Dry bean  85-95 days 50 Seeds per packet   Instructions -  Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest dry beans when the pods are completely mature and dry. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1" deep Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing Full sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varitities so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean, 1864 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange -  This historic variety, renowned for its tenderness and great flavor, was first marketed in 1864 as Texas Pole, then renamed and introduced in 1877 as Kentucky Wonder by James J. H. Gregory & Sons. Vigorous plants yield clusters of 7-10” pods that are stringless when young. Pole habit, snap, 58-64 days Pole bean Stringless pods Great flavor Vines grow 5-7 feet Snap bean 58-64 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Rows Trellis, Support
Tiger's Eye Bush Bean $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Exchange - Originally from Chile or Argentina. Wonderfully rich flavor and smooth texture. Very tender skins almost disappear when cooked. Great for chili or refried beans. Can also be used as fresh shell beans. Productive 24" plants. Bush habit, shell or dry, 80-90 days. ±650 seeds/lb. Bush habit Rich flavor and smooth texture Shell or dry bean 80-90 days 50 Seeds per pack Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest snap beans frequently for increased yields. Leave some pods on the vine and harvest when completely mature for dry beans. Direct Seed 2" Apart Plant 1" deep Rows Apart: 36-48" Full sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Rattlesnake Snap Bean, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Also know as the Preacher Bean. Distinctive dark green pods streaked with purple grow up to 8" long. Light buff seeds splashed with dark brown, resembling a rattlesnake’s coloration. Very fine flavor. Vines grow vigorously to 10'. Good resistance to drought. Pole habit, snap, 60-90 days Pole bean Vines grow to 10 feet Drought resistant Snap bean 60-90 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently to increase yield. Pods can be left on the vine to mature and then harvested as dry beans. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Support with trellis, teepee, or fencing
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