Bush Dry

We love beans and grow many varieties every year. Please note that bean diversity is a greater priority for us than absolute varietal purity. We isolate species that generally cross-pollinate, but some plants such as beans which are self-pollinating, are not always isolated from each other. For this reason you may find some crossing (usually less than 1%). Bean crosses are easy to identify, and if you choose to save seed yourself, you can often clean up the genetics in one generation by not planting out the off-types. Or, grow the off-types and start your own new bean variety! That being said, our bush snap beans usually do not have any off-types; they are not as promiscuous.

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  • Bush Dry Bean, Beers (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Yellow/Tan. 90 days. Who would have thought that there was an Oregon Coast heirloom dry bean?! We thought it must be good because growing dry beans along the cool, damp Oregon coast is not easy. Not named for the Beers Family folk band of the 1960s, and not because it makes you thirsty,…

  • Organic Borlotto del Valdarno seeds

    Bush Dry Bean, Borlotto del Valdarno (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan Speckled. 90 days. Beautiful, classic borlotti bean with an elongated shape. Borlotto del Valdarno beans are tan with maroon speckles and stripes. The color pattern is similar to some horticultural and cranberry beans. Delicious delicate flavor perfectly suited to pasta e fagioli (aka, pasta fasul / fazool), the classic Italian pasta and…

  • Organic Brighstone bush dry bean seed

    Bush Dry Bean, Brighstone (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan Speckled. 90 days. Wonderful early, very high yielding dry bean. Pods are mottled with dark blue. Seeds resemble a pinto bean but with blue speckles instead of brown. Excellent tasting as a dry bean, somewhere between a kidney and pinto in flavor. Used in England as a snap bean, but we find…

  • Bush Dry Bean, Early Warwick (Organic)

    Bush Dry Bean, Early Warwick (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Red Speckled. 85 days. Cool weather tolerant, small bushes loaded with pods. Stocky bushes yield heavy with small round, dark-red mottled beans. Early enough to mature in England, where it is from. Also very reliable here in Oregon. It was usually the first dry bean we would bring to market in the fall,…

  • Organic Kenearly Yellow Eye Bush Dry Bean seed

    Bush Dry Bean, Kenearly Yellow Eye (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan Speckled. 90 days. A favorite throughout the Northeast for baked beans and hearty winter soups. Used in the South as an alternative black-eyed pea. We frequently substitute Kenearly Yellow Eye for cannellini beans in our favorite recipe – kale and cannellinis. Beans hold their shape when cooked, or can be blended down…

  • Nez Perce Bush Dry Bean

    Bush Dry Bean, Nez Perce (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Golden Brown. 80 days. A light golden-brown, small dry bean rivaling other beans for early maturity. With its mild and creamy flavor, Nez Perce is a good all-purpose bean and is especially delightful refried. Very reliable and easy to grow in cool summer or short season areas. Short, half-runner bush plants show indeterminate…

  • Bush Dry Bean, Öland Swedish Brown (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Brown. 90 days. Small, round brown bean with a mellow flavor. Traditionally used in Swedish sweet and sour bean stew (made with molasses and vinegar), and we enjoy it in Boston baked beans. Brown beans have been a staple in Sweden for hundreds of years. Though they were once grown in several areas…

  • Bush Dry Bean, Rosso di Lucca

    Bush Dry Bean, Rosso di Lucca (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Rosy Speckled. 90 days. Very productive and early bean. Beautiful rosy red, oblong beans with dark stripes and speckles. Said by growers in Italy to have a rich delicious flavor, pairing well with other strong flavors such as garlic, sage and rich fruity olive oil. We agree and love to use it as…

  • Bush Dry Bean, Tiger’s Eye (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan Speckled. 90 days. This was our most popular dry bean at farmer’s market. Stunningly beautiful, the large golden-orange beans are streaked with maroon and really catch the eye. But what keeps folks coming back for more is the eating quality: the tender skins nearly disappear, leaving a creamy and smooth texture perfect…

  • Organic Titus Cannellini bean seedTitus Cannellini bean

    Bush Dry Bean, Titus Cannellini (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. White. 95 days. When we grew dry beans for farmer’s markets our customers frequently asked us for cannellini beans and we know why: the pure white beans are delicious and creamy, yet hold their texture well when cooked. They pair amazingly well with our favorite vegetable, kale, and shine in minestrone, one of…

  • Bush Dry Bean, Volga German Siberian (Organic)

    Bush Dry Bean, Volga German Siberian (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan with Red stripes. 90 days. A round borlotti/cranberry type. Good dry or as a fresh shelling bean that is early and cold tolerant. Plants are half-runner and somewhat sprawling. We recommend a trellis for small spaces, but plants can be left to sprawl if you have room. Has a classic smooth borlotti bean…

  • Organic Whipple Bush Dry Bean seed

    Bush Dry Bean, Whipple (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Purple Speckled. 95 days. Whipple is on our short list of favorite bean varieties that are adapted to the Pacific Northwest. Great rich flavor. We think it is especially good in chili and paired with copious amounts of garlic. Vigorous bush plants may have short runners. The beans themselves resemble Early Warwick but are…

  • Bush Dry Bean, Wolverine’s Orca (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Black and White. 90 days. Orca / Calypso / Yin Yang beans are so eye-catching people seem to fall in love at first sight. After growing them for a few years, we’re still enamored with these beans. Fat pods and large, round beans are meatier than most dry beans we grow. This strain…