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Pole Snap Bean, Early Riser (Organic)$3.80–$10.80
Phaseolus vulgaris. Flat Green Pods. 55 days.
Very aptly named, Early Riser shoots up its runners right along with its first true leaves so your trellis better be ready. We were amazed by its early and consistent vigorous growth, and were picking stringless, 8-10” Romano type snap beans weeks earlier than other pole varieties. Keeps producing right up to the end of the season. Likes a tall trellis – the plants doubled back down our 6′ structure. We would like to thank Turtle Tree Seeds for turning us on to this great bean.
Pole Snap Bean, Gold Nectar (Organic)$3.80–$14.80
Phaseolus vulgaris. Round Yellow Pods. 70 days.
Yellow/wax bean yields lots of crunchy beans with excellent sweet and beany flavor. The 9″ long straight pods are 1/2″ wide with a semi-flat shape. Anne Berblinger of Gales Meadow Farm in Forest Grove, Oregon, says about Gold Nectar, “We have been searching for a yellow pole bean with outstanding flavor. This one is it.” It starts fairly early and produces tender beans until late in the season, drying down seed very slowly. This trait is great for delicious snap beans but is a challenge for our seed production. We collected this variety at a seed swap in Belgium; unfortunately we don’t know much about its history, although it might be related to the variety Neckargold.
Pole Snap Bean, Kew Blue (Organic)$3.80–$14.80
Phaseolus vulgaris. Flat Purple Pods. 55-60 days.
Deep purple pods, stems and leaves. Semi-flat beans with excellent raw flavor. Thrives in cool wet weather and germinates well in the cold spring ground. Pods set early and continuously up the vines. Seeds dry down quick before the rains come. One of our highest yielding pole beans in 2011 and 2012, it is now a staple here on our farm. Originally from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, we received this variety in 2007 from the Heritage Seed Library, when we visited them in England.
Pole Snap Bean, Oregon Giant (Organic)$3.80
Phaseolus vulgaris. Semi-flat Speckled Pods. 65 days.
This is the bean that introduced us to dual-purpose beans. We like to cook Oregon Giant pods when they are big and still juicy, although at that point they have strings like a traditional string bean. Also tasty when smaller and stringless, but with a much milder flavor. Can be used as (huge) fresh shelling beans and/or for dry beans. Pods shed off a fair amount of rain when drying down. Plants tolerate shade and cold wet weather very well. Most famous for being an Oregon heritage bean popular since the 1930s and recently it appeared to be lost. Our “genuine” strain comes from local seed saver Louise Nivison in Foster, Oregon who has been saving them for over 20 years.
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Pole Snap Bean, Scalzo Italian (Organic)5 out of 5$3.80–$7.80
Phaseolus vulgaris. Flat Green Pods, Rose Seeds. 65 days fresh, 95 days dry.
Pole Romano type bean with a slight curve to the pod. Large, 7-8″ flat beans are stringless and extremely tasty – one of the best snap beans we have ever tasted. Plump seeds make it functional as a dual-purpose fresh and dry bean. We received seed for this bean as a wedding favor in 2011 from a longtime friend. The Montesano family has been growing this bean in Sheep Ranch, Calaveras County, California for decades.
Pole Snap Bean, Trebona Romano (Organic)$3.80–$14.80
Phaseolus vulgaris. Flat Green Pods. 60 days.
If you are tired of waiting for your pole beans to mature but still wish to grow pole beans because of their season-long production and excellent flavor, look no further. This is a great productive and early green bean with long, flat Romano type pods and large white seeds that are good shelled. Our most consistently productive bean, early and throughout the season – just one reason our market farm customers gave it rave reviews. Great flavor. We received this from Christina Henatsch, a breeder for Bingenheimer Saatgut, a biodynamic seed company in Germany who recommends it for greenhouse production. Who knew?
Pole Snap Bean, Withner’s White Cornfield (Organic)$3.80–$7.80
Phaseolus vulgaris. Flat Green Pods. 70 days.
There are a lot of different bean strains with the name Cornfield, Genuine Cornfield, or True Cornfield and all of them have been grown with corn at some point. According to Carol Deppe, author of Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties and The Resilient Gardener, Dr. Alan Kapuler’s strain of True Cornfield Bean is the best for the Pacific Northwest and for growing in the cornfield. Compared to other strains this one is earlier and has a better pod set in shady conditions. It also has a “delicious distinctive taste,” according to Carol. Grows great even when it is not in the cornfield, in full or in partial sun. An Indiana heirloom named after Dr. Carl Withner.