BEANS & PEAS
Bush Bean Trio
The Bush Bean Trio, 'Phaseolus vulgaris', is a three-bean "salad" in a packet. This trio of Blue Lake 274, Cherokee Wax, and Purple Queen bush beans is unsurpassed for flavor, productivity, reliability and hardiness. They have a wonderful fresh flavor and are ideal for canning or freezing. They create a colorful combination for creative cooking. The snap bean or bush bean is eaten pod.
Blue Podded Blauwschokkers Pea
A beautiful and ornamental pea that produces lovely purple-blue pods that can be harvested young and used as a snow-pea, or let mature and shell for fine soup peas. This unique variety dates back hundreds of years in Europe, and is still popular in parts of Europe and Canada. It also produces lovely purple flowers!
Contender bush bean tastes great and is reliable. Contender is an early bush bean, that is reliable, heavy yielding, and considered by many to be the earliest producing bean. Contender bean is perfect for short, cool seasons where other beans may not perform well. This bean is mildew tolerant and still does well in hot weather.
Purple Podded Pole Bean
This delicious heirloom was discovered in the Ozark mountains by Henry Fields in the 1930’s and is still requested by many old-timers of this region. The pods are bright purple, stringless, and tender
Golden Wax Bean
Delicious golden-yellow pods are stringless and are of good quality with extra-fine rich flavor. This old-time favorite has bush plants. Steady and productive. An excellent for freezing and good for canning variety. Great for three bean salads.
Saint Esprit a l'Oeil Rouge Bean
England heirloom bean dating back pre-1800s, named for its maroon markings surrounding the hilum or "eye" of the bean, resembling the Holy Spirit or an 18th century European Soldier. These tender and meaty beans are delicious for baked beans, in soups, stews, or slow cooker recipes.
Windsor Fava Bean
Yields gourmet high-protein beans on upright nonbranching plants. An old English favorite & popular in European gardens, Broad Windsor is one of the tastiest of all dried beans and one of the largest - the size of a quarter! When eaten at the shelling stage, you'll discover why their mild flavor makes them perfect partners with many spices and herbs. Great for Falafels.
The Anasazi were Indians who lived in the four corners area (now Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico) dating back to 130 A.D. Anasazi Beans were one of the few crops cultivated by the Anasazi. They were found in the ruins by settlers to the four corners area in the early 1900's. Anasazi Beans are considered an unusually tasty baking bean. This sweeter and mealier bean will allow many culinary delights! They also contain 75% less of the gas-causing carbohydrates compared to pinto beans!