Beans

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Beans are a hardy vegetable that come in many varieties and flavors. We have split the heirloom varieties by bean type.

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Heirloom Varieties Broad (Fava) Bean

Bush Bean

  • Appaloosa
  • Arikara Yellow
  • Beurre de Rocquencourt
  • Black Valentine
  • Blue Lake 274
  • Blue Ribbon
  • Bolita
  • Bountiful
  • Bumble Bee
  • Burpee’s Stringless
  • Calypso
  • Calypso Red
  • Cannellini
  • Cherokee Wax
  • Contender (Buff Valentine)
  • Cranberry Bean (Speckled Bays, Dwarf Horticulture Taylor Bean)
  • Dragon’s Tongue
  • Dwarf Bees
  • Empress
  • Everbearing Brand Joy
  • EZ Pick
  • Fin de Bagnol
  • Goldcrop
  • Great Northern
  • Harvester
  • Hidatsa Red
  • Hopi Black
  • Hutterite
  • Ireland Creek Annie
  • Jacob’s Cattle (Dalmation, Trout, Forellen)
  • Jacob’s Cattle Gold
  • Kenearly Yellow Eye
  • Kentucky Wonder Bush (Commodore)
  • Landreth Stringless
  • Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg
  • Low’s Champion (Dwarf Red Cranberry)
  • Midnight Black Turtle
  • Montezuma Red (Mexican Red)
  • Montpellier
  • Nance
  • Nickel Bush
  • October
  • Painted Pony
  • Pencil Pod Black Wax
  • Pencil Pod Golden Wax
  • Pinto III
  • Promise
  • Provider
  • Purple Kidney
  • Purple Queen
  • Red Nightfall
  • Red Swan
  • Roma II
  • Romanette Italian White
  • Romano 14
  • Royal Burgundy
  • Royal Purple Pod
  • Saint-Esprit a Oeil Rogue (Soldier Bean, Beans of the Religious, Holy Spirit in Red Eye, Navel of Good Sister)
  • Slenderette
  • State Half Runner
  • Steuben Yellow Eye (Molasses Face)
  • Swedish Brown
  • Tanya’s Pink Pod
  • Tavera
  • Taylor Dwarf (Wren’s Egg, Shelley, Speckled Cranberry Egg, King Mammoth, Araucano)
  • Tendercrop
  • Tenderette
  • Tendergreen
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Tongue of Fire (Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco)
  • Top Crop
  • Top Notch Golden Wax Improved
  • White Half-Runner
  • White Rice

Lima Bean (Butterbean)

  • Black Knight Butterbean
  • Burpee Improved Christmas Pole (Giant Butter, Giant Florida Pole, Large Speckled Calico)
  • Dixie Speckled Butterpea
  • Dr. Martin
  • Florida Speckled
  • Fordhook 242
  • Henderson Bush (Baby Bush)
  • Hopi Yellow
  • Illinois Giant
  • Jackson Wonder Butterbean
  • King of the Garden
  • Sieva (Caroline Pole, Southern Pole)
  • Violet’s Multi-Colored Butterbeans
  • White Christmas
  • White Dixie Baby Butterbean
  • Willow-Leaf White
  • Wood’s Prolific Pole
  • Worcester Indian Red Pole

Pole Bean (Runner Bean)

  • Asian Winged
  • Black-Seeded Kentucky Wonder
  • Blue Coco
  • Blue Lake Stringless
  • Bolita
  • Brockton Horticultural
  • Cascade Giant Stringless
  • Cherokee Cornfield
  • Cherokee Greasy
  • Cherokee Trail of Tears
  • Chinese Red Noodle Bean
  • Climbing French
  • Crusader
  • Dean’s Purple Pole
  • Garden of Eden
  • Genuine Cornfield (Scotia, Striped Crease-Black)
  • Gold of Bacau
  • Goliath
  • Good Mother Stellard
  • Grady Billy
  • Grandma Nellie’s Yellow Mushroom
  • Greasy Grits
  • Henderson’s Black Valentine
  • Hidatsa Shield Figure
  • Ideal Market (Black Creaseback)
  • Kentucky Wonder Brown
  • Kentucky Wonder Pole (Old Homestead)
  • Kentucky Wonder Wax
  • Lazy Housewife (Lazy Wife)
  • Louisiana Purple Pod
  • Marvel of Venice
  • Mayflower
  • McCaslan 42
  • Missouri Wonder
  • Mostoller Wild Goose Bean
  • Oriental Yard Long (Chinese Long Bean, Snake Bean, Asparaus Bean)
  • Painted Lady Improved
  • Papa de Rola (Dove’s Breast)
  • Pigeon Pea
  • Pretzel
  • Purple Podded Pole
  • Rattlesnake Pole (Rattlesnake Snap)
  • Romano Pole (Italian)
  • Ruth Bible
  • Scarlet Runner (Best of All, Scarlet Runner Emperor)
  • Scnow Cap
  • Speckled Cranberry
  • Succotash
  • Sultan’s Golden Crescent
  • Sultan’s Green Crescent
  • Sunset Runner
  • Tarahumara Tekomari
  • Trionfo Violetto Pole
  • True Red Cranberry
  • Turkey Craw
  • White Greasy

Soybean (Edamame)

  • An Tu Bai
  • Aoyu
  • Asmara
  • Belakaya
  • Black Jet
  • Canatto
  • Chico
  • Envy
  • Kuro Mame (Kuromame)
  • Hokkaido
  • Jewel Soybean
  • Ji Lin
  • Karikachi
  • Kuromaine
  • Lanco
  • Maple Arrow
  • Maple Glen
  • Musan 1
  • OAC Aries
  • Ohoyzu
  • Owen
  • Moon Cake

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