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 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)
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
Black Valentine Bush Bean, 1897 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Exchange - Introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson & Company. Shiny black seeds in 6" pods. A great dual-purpose variety, use for fresh snap beans or dry soup beans. Prolific and dependable. Tolerant of cool temperatures. Bush habit, snap or dry, 50-55 days. ±1,300 seeds/lb. Bush bean Black seeds Prolific and dependable Cool-weather tolerant Snap or dry bean 50-55 days 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest dry beans when the pods are completely mature and dry. Direct Seed: 2" Apart  Seed Depth: 1" Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: 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)
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)
Fiskeby Soybean $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Bred by the late Dr. Sven Holmberg in Fiskeby, Norrköpping, Sweden. Use fresh or dried. Highly nutritious—up to 40% protein, high in calcium, iron, and vitamins (particularly A, B1, B12, and C). Thrives in northern climates. 75-80 days.  Characteristics:  Use fresh or dried Thrives in northern climates Highly nutritious 75-80 days 50 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Soybeans can be used as edamame, fresh shell beans, or dry beans. Direct Seed: 2" Apart Seed Depth: 1" Rows Apart: 24-36" Light: Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Envy Soybean $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Developed by Professor Elwyn Meader at the University of New Hampshire and released in 1977. Upright 24" plants produce an abundance of all-green beans, excellent quality. Great short-season variety. 75-85 days. ±2,700 seeds/lb.  Characteristics:  Organic Green seeds Plants grow to 24 inches Excellent flavor Great short-season variety 75-85 days 50 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Soybeans can be used as edamame, fresh shell beans, or dry beans.  Direct Seed: 2" Apart Seed Depth: 1" Rows Apart: 24-36" Light: Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Maxibel Haricot Vert Bush Bean, Organic $3.25 $3.50
High Mowing Organic Seeds - Unsurpassed French filet bean for gourmet markets. Known for its long, slender, medium-green pods with a delicate tender texture. Heavy producer of 6-8" beans on good-sized plants. Maxibel will keep you loaded with fresh beans; pick frequently for optimal tenderness and yields. Some plants have runners. Speckled brown seeds. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Large plants  Tender 6-8" pods  French Filet Bush  High-disease resistance  Instructions - Beans only require average fertility and prefer pH in the 6.0 - 6.8 range. Choose well-drained, warm soils and use inoculants to increase yields where natural Rhizobia populations are low. The optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans are particularly sensitive to cool soils and are prone to rot if temperatures are below 55°F. Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove oversized beans to maintain pod production. Beans are ready for storage when the seed coat can not be dented by a fingernail. Store beans in a cool dry place.  Sow 1-2" Deep Space 6" apart in rows; use single or double rows with 12" between, and 4' center beds with trellis in the middle  Days to maturity are from direct seeding after all danger of frost has passed  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Gold Rush Yellow Wax Bean, Organic $3.25 $3.50
High Mowing Organic Seeds - Early variety with a concentrated harvest perfect for preserving. Lemon-yellow pods with green tips are round, straight, and tender. Fine flavor and crisp texture ideal for pickling or Lacto-fermenting. Pods hang in clusters around the main stem, making them easy to pick. White seeds. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Concentrated harvest  Holds well  4-5" pods  High-disease resistance  Instructions - Beans only require average fertility and prefer pH in the 6.0 - 6.8 range. Choose well-drained, warm soils and use inoculants to increase yields where natural Rhizobia populations are low. The optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans are particularly sensitive to cool soils and are prone to rot if temperatures are below 55°F. Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove oversized beans to maintain pod production. Beans are ready for storage when the seed coat can not be dented by a fingernail. Store beans in a cool dry place.  Sow 1-2" Deep Space 6" apart in rows; use single or double rows with 12" between, and 4' center beds with trellis in the middle  Days to maturity are from direct seeding after all danger of frost has passed  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Lina Sisco's Bird Egg Bush Bean, 1880 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Family heirloom brought to Missouri by covered wagon in the 1880s by Lina’s grandmother. Lina Sisco was one of the six original members of SSE, which was founded in 1975. Large tan bean with maroon markings. This is very similar to a Cherry Bean or a Dwarf Horticulture Bean. The pods are mature to be maroon with cream striping.  The horticultural type is used as a dry bean. Bush habit, dry, 85 days. ±1,100 seeds/lb. Bush bean Open-Pollinated Tan beans with maroon markings Dry or Horticultural bean 85 days 50 Seeds per Pack   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 Plant 36-48" rows 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)
Pencil Pod Golden Wax Bush Bean, 1900 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Our very best snap bean for fresh eating, freezing, or processing, the Empress bean offers incredible flavor. The vigorous plants produce heavy yields of large, straight, green, 5-6” stringless pods. Plant in succession for fresh beans throughout the season. Introduced by Gurney’s in 1979 as Experimental Bean 121 and later renamed Empress. Bush habit, snap, 55 days Bush bean Wax bean with delicious flavor Stringless pods 5-7 inch long pods 50-65 days 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 36-48" apart
Strike Bush Bean, Organic $3.29 $3.55
High Mowing Organic Seeds - Strike it rich with heavy harvests ideal for processing or freezing. Stringless, smooth beans are medium green in color. The strike is known for its concentrated pod set; great for canning. Widely adapted, disease-resistant variety. White seeds. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Suitable for mechanical harvest  5-6" pods  Instructions - Beans only require average fertility and prefer pH in the 6.0 - 6.8 range. Choose well-drained, warm soils and use inoculants to increase yields where natural Rhizobia populations are low. The optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans are particularly sensitive to cool soils and are prone to rot if temperatures are below 55°F. Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove oversized beans to maintain pod production. Beans are ready for storage when the seed coat can not be dented by a fingernail. Store beans in a cool dry place.  Sow 1-2" Deep Space 6" apart in rows; use single or double rows with 12" between, and 4' center beds with trellis in the middle  Days to maturity are from direct seeding after all danger of frost has passed  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Bert Dean's Baking Bean, 1897 Heirloom $3.75
The Seed Exchange - This bean’s longtime steward—Stephen Deane of Wayne, Maine—described it as “the finest variety of large, white baking bean that anyone here has ever had.” Ideal for baking and making soup, the kidney-shaped bean (developed by Stephen’s Uncle Bert) has a mild flavor as well as a light, “fluffy” texture and cooks quickly. Plants reach 1-1.5' tall and mature mid-season; each pod has 4-5 seeds and measures 5-6" long when fully expanded. Bush habit, dry. 80 days to dry beans. Organic. From the Collection for 2022 Organic Bush bean White kidney-shaped bean Light "fluffy" texture cooks quickly Dry bean Bush habit 80 days 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  Seed Depth: 1" Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: 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 Empress Bush Bean $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Our very best snap bean for fresh eating, freezing, or processing, the Empress bean offers incredible flavor. The vigorous plants produce heavy yields of large, straight, green, 5-6” stringless pods. Plant in succession for fresh beans throughout the season. Introduced by Gurney’s in 1979 as Experimental Bean 121 and later renamed Empress. Bush habit, snap, 55 days BEST SELLER Organic Our best fresh-eating snap bean Bush habit 5-6" stringless pods Heavy yields Snap bean 55 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 36-48" apart
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