Adaptive Seeds

Pole Dry

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  • Broughton Astley Polish Bean

    Pole Dry Bean, Broughton Astley Polish (Organic)

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Lavender Speckled. 95 days.

    Beautiful green speckled purple pods are small but also taste good as a snap bean. Small, round dry beans are a beautiful lavender speckled brown. Early and productive. Given to us by Keith Parkins on our original Seed Ambassadors trip to England in 2007. He told us this type of bean, locally known as “Polish Beans,” had been grown in allotment gardens in his village of Broughton Astley for 40 years. Simply put, they are delicious and very tolerant of cool maritime weather.

  • Pole Dry Bean, Diecimino (Organic)

    Pole Dry Bean, Diecimino (Organic)

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Peach Speckled. 90 days.

    Slender pods with orange-red speckled seeds that are good in soups and pasta e fagioli. Highly productive tall climber. Very beautiful and delicious heirloom originally from Tuscany. We have been growing it since 2007 and at each harvest we fall in love all over again because it’s so pretty. Then we eat some and realize the beauty isn’t just skin deep: Diecimino is tasty too! Another variety preserved by Agricultori Custodi, located in Tuscany, italy, and collected by Seed Ambassador Kayla Preece.

  • Pole Dry Bean, Khabarovsk (Organic)

    Pole Dry Bean, Khabarovsk (Organic)

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan Speckled. 90 days.

    These very large (XXL) round speckled beans have a rich tan and purple-red color. Hands down the largest seeded bean in our collection other than favas and runner beans. The already large beans double in size when cooked, making them even bigger. Large pods are nice for hand harvesting and processing, either as a fresh shelling bean or dry. Texture when cooked is reminiscent of delicious, creamy potatoes. We sourced it in 2007 from Gerhard Bohl in Germany who told us of its origin from a fresh market in Khabarovsk, Siberia in 1990. Aka, Chabarowsk.

  • Pole Dry Bean, O'Driscoll (Organic)

    Pole Dry Bean, O’Driscoll (Organic)

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan with Purple Speckles. 90 days.

    We are always on the lookout for short season adapted dry beans and O’Driscoll is one of the best in this category. We discovered how great O’Driscoll performs early in our Seed Ambassadors Project variety trials and after trialing several hundred more varieties of beans O’Driscoll is still one of the best. A rounded egg shaped bean with beautiful gray/lavender color and deep purple speckles. The flavor is rich with a texture almost like new potatoes. Very tolerant of cool weather and very early maturing for a pole bean. Pods set early and fairly low on moderately tall vines. The flat, green pods flecked with purple are suitable as a snap bean when young. A true heirloom from the O’Driscoll family in England. Our original source was the Heritage Seed Library, England, in 2007.

  • Pole Dry Bean, Poletschka (Organic)

    Pole Dry Bean, Poletschka (Organic)

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Shiny Black. 90 days.

    One of our favorite pole dry beans! Early and proliflc in our Pacific Northwest climate. Best as a dry bean, but also can be used as a shelling or snap bean when young. These little round beans are a very pretty, shiny black. We sourced it from the Heritage Seed Library in England who received it as a family heirloom from Irma Jacyna, from the western Ukrainian village of Kostilinyky.