Shell & Dry Beans

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Shell & Dry Bean
Black Coco - Organic
334 Phaseolus vulgaris (60 days shell, 85 days dry) Open-pollinated. 2' plants set abundant 5" round pods of plump shiny black beans. Can be harvested as a shell bean. Dry pods resist shattering, yet are easy to shell. read more

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Black Turtle - Organic
385 Phaseolus vulgaris (102 days) Open-pollinated. Small black beans. An improved upright bush version of the heirloom. Excellent flavor. read more

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Brown Resilient - Organic not available yet, check back later
365 Phaseolus vulgaris
(100 days) This productive dry bean has a rich meaty flavor that can stand alone in dishes. Bred by Carol Deppe from Gaucho and... read more

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Calypso - Organic
356 Phaseolus vulgaris (90 days) Open-pollinated. Produces 4-5 beautiful black-and-white beans per pod, with a texture similar to Yellow Eye. Doubles in size when cooked. read more

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Fast Lady Northern Southern Pea - ECO
321 Vigna unguiculata (65 days shell, 90 days dry) Open-pollinated. Cowpeas for the North! Small white bean matures quickly. Easy-to-pick yellow pods. Beautiful yellow flowers on bushy semi-erect plants. read more

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Gaucho - Organic not available yet, check back later
346 Phaseolus vulgaris
(88 days) Carol Deppe has maintained this Argentine heirloom since the 1980s when it was first obtained from Abundant Life Seed... read more

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Jacob’s Cattle - Organic
344 Phaseolus vulgaris (88 days) Open-pollinated. Kidney-shaped bean with dark red speckles on white background. Popular New England heirloom. read more

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Kenearly - Organic
353 Phaseolus vulgaris (89 days) Open-pollinated. Plump oval medium-sized bean, cream with a yellow eye. Very similar to Maine Yellow Eye. read more

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Kenearly not available yet, check back later
354 Phaseolus vulgaris (89 days) Open-pollinated. Plump oval medium-sized bean, cream with a yellow eye. Very similar to Maine Yellow Eye. read more

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King of the Early - Organic not available yet, check back later
335 Phaseolus vulgaris (85 days) Open-pollinated. Mottled red baking bean. Easy and dependable, with heavy yields. Maine family heirloom. read more

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Marfax not available yet, check back later
338 Phaseolus vulgaris
(86 days) These are the beans served at Sagadahoc MOFGA’s famous baked bean, switchel and cider booth at the Common Ground... read more

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Mitla - ECO
320 Phaseolus vulgaris (85 days) Open-pollinated. Dense foliage produces medium runners, lavender flowers and good yields of thin delicate pods each containing 5-6 lustrous black seeds. read more

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Monos Negros - Organic
358 Phaseolus vulgaris (90 days) Open-pollinated. Flavor not quite as rich as Black Turtle, but matures much earlier. read more

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Quincy Pinto - Organic
367 Phaseolus vulgaris (106 days) Open-pollinated. Large speckled tan beans with good yields, even in stressful conditions. Creamy texture for great comfort food. read more

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Red Kidney - Organic
377 Phaseolus vulgaris (102 days) Open-pollinated. Early maturing light-red kidney bean. read more

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Saturday Night Special - ECO
388 Phaseolus vulgaris
(105 days) Legendary UNH plant breeder Elwyn Meader was hired by famous Maine baked bean company B&M (founded 1867) to breed a... read more

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Silver Cloud Cannellini - Organic
331 Phaseolus vulgaris (70 days shell, 90 days dry) Open-pollinated. White Cannelini bean. 5-6" short fat pods contain 5 plump seeds. Excellent flavor. read more

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Soldier not available yet, check back later
349 Phaseolus vulgaris (89 days) Open-pollinated. Large white kidney bean with red-brown solider-like figures on the eye. Popular New England bean. read more

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Soldier - Organic not available yet, check back later
350 Phaseolus vulgaris (89 days) Open-pollinated. Large white kidney bean with red-brown solider-like figures on the eye. Popular New England bean. read more

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Taylor Dwarf Horticultural
326 Phaseolus vulgaris (68 days shell) Open-pollinated. Heirloom shell bean is buff with red stripes. Also known as Speckled Bays. read more

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Tiger’s Eye - Organic not available yet, check back later
341 Phaseolus vulgaris (65 days shell, 85 days dry) Open-pollinated. Wide 4" pods fill with large flattened beans, glowing golden with maroon swirls as they mature. Bush plants grow 2' with a slight tendency to vine. read more

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Vermont Cranberry - Organic not available yet, check back later
328 Phaseolus vulgaris (70 days shell, 95 days dry) Open-pollinated. Pods contain 5-6 speckled cranberry-colored beans. Reliable and hardy heirloom. read more

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White Candle Gaucho - Organic not available yet, check back later
347 Phaseolus vulgaris
(88 days) When about a plant’s-worth of white seeds turned up in 20 lb of Carol Deppe’s golden Gaucho beans, she picked them... read more