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Bean

Bean

Bean

Beans are an ancient and highly valued food source. Originally cultivated in Central America from Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and down to Argentina. The smaller beans are thought to have been cultivated in Mexico as long as 7,000 years ago, while the larger beans were cultivated in Peru beginning about 8,000 years ago.

Most heirloom beans pair well with corn and squash, as they fix greatly needed nitrogen in the soil, and aid in the growth of a specific fungus that helps protect the corn from disease. The beans climb up the corn when planted closely, getting sun and in turn helping to anchor the corn against winds.

  • Anasazi Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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    Anasazi Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)

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    Anasazi Bush Bean - Sweet and Nutty  The Anasazi Bean is a beautiful maroon and white bean, similar to Jacob's cattle bean. Identified as one of the few cultivated crops grown by the Anasazi cliff dwellers. Sweet flavor, meaty and nutty...
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  • Broad Windsor Fava Bean - (Vicia faba)
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    Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seeds- (Vicia faba)

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    Broad Windsor Fava Bean - Delicious Multipurpose Garden Worker One of the tastiest and largest of garden beans - often the size of a quarter - and perennially popular, especially in European kitchen gardens. Broad Windsor fava is an ancient legume,...
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  • Four Sisters Garden Seed Collection
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    Four Sisters Garden Seed Collection

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    Four Sisters Garden Seed Collection Native American agriculture is well-known for the “Three Sisters” approach of corn, beans and squash supporting, protecting and nourishing each other. Several other crops were very important in Native...
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  • Golden Wax Bean - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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    Golden Wax Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)

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    Golden Wax Bush Bean - A Home Gardener's Favorite Bean A highly productive compact 15-20" tall plant with clusters of entirely string-less five inch golden-yellow somewhat flat pods having white seeds with a purple/brown eye. Delicious rich buttery wax...
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  • Freshly Harvested Rattlesnake Pole Beans  - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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    Rattlesnake Pole Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)

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    Rattlesnake Pole Bean - Steadfastly Reliable with Excellent Flavor The Rattlesnake pole bean - also called rattlesnake bean and preacher bean - is forgiving to grow, easy to maintain, and a prolific producer, making them one of the best beans for home...
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  • Tendergreen Bush Bean plant - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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    Tendergreen Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)

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    Tendergreen Bush Bean A medium-dark green, round-podded, string-less and tasty bean with slight flecks of purple. Grows to 18-22” with 5-6” pods. Great flavor, pods are meaty and tender. Very productive over an extended season, with heavy...
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