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Bush Shelling

With a wide range of shapes, colors and sizes that there’s a bush shelling bean for everyone.  They grow low to the ground, and are easy and care-free.  Just plant them, weed, and let the beans mature and dry.

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  • Annie's Bush Shelling Bean Collection

    SOLD OUT FOR 2020 With so many beautiful beans, why grow just one?  Enjoy the wide variety of colors, textures and flavors that bush shelling beans have.  This collection includes a packet of 4 different varieties of bush shelling beans. ...

    $12.75
  • Black Turtle Bush Bean

    100 day.  The most common heirloom variety of small black shelling bean, Black Turtle is frequently just referred to as black beans.  It's popular in Mexican cuisine and has a deep, rich flavor.  It is an excellent choice for refried beans...

    $3.25
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  • Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco (Tongue of Fire) Bush Bean

    SOLD OUT FOR 2020. 75+ day.  Red and white beans with beautiful white and red seeds, this is one of the oldest and most prolific heirloom Italian beans.  It is loved in Italy as a snap bean and a fresh shelling bean, but it is also wonderful...

    $3.50
  • Calypso Bush Bean - Organic

    90 day.  Also known as Orca or Yin Yang, this beautiful heirloom bean is also delicious.  It is dependable and has good yields.  It is a great choice for beautiful soups and stews because it also holds its shape well when cooked...

    $4.25
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  • Cannellini Bush Bean

    100 days.  Also known as White Kidney Bean, this Italian staple is a key ingredient in minestrone soup and most southern Italian soups and stews.   Minimum of 80 seeds per packet. Maximum purchase of 4 packets.    

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  • Cannellini Lignot Bean

    UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020.  See Cannellini Bean as a substitution. 100 days.  Also known as White Kidney Bean, this Italian staple is a key ingredient in minestrone soup and most southern Italian soups and stews.   Minimum of 80 seeds per...

    $3.50
  • Dark Red Kidney Bush Bean

    95 day.  A beautiful deep red bush shelling bean.  It has a tougher skin than other beans, which makes it a great choice for soups, stews and chili if you want your beans to retain their original shape.   Minimum of 40 seeds per packet...

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  • Garbanzo (Chickpea) Bean

    65 day.  Garbanzo beans are a staple in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking.  They can be used as a shelling bean or a dry bean.  They are an excellent choice for climates with problems with drought, but they won't do well in extreme...

    $3.50
  • Great Northern Bush Bean

    90 days.  A bush white shelling bean, Great Northern is popular in American cooking.  It is slightly smaller than the cannellini bean with a slight grainy texture and a nutty flavor.   Minimum of 80 seeds per packet. Maximum purchase of...

    $3.00
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  • Great Northern Bush Bean - Bulk

    SOLD OUT FOR 2020 90 days.  A bush white shelling bean, Great Northern is popular in American cooking.  It is slightly smaller than the cannellini bean with a slight grainy texture and a nutty flavor.   Minimum of 500 seeds...

    $9.00
  • Jacob's Cattle Bean

    Jacob's Cattle Bean

    90 day.  Also known as the Anasazi bean, the Aztec bean, Cave bean or New Mexico appaloosa bean, it was originally cultivated by the Passamaquoddy Indians in Maine.  It's a standard for baked beans in the Northeast.  It's named after...

    $3.00
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  • Painted Pony Bush Bean - Organic

    60 days for snap, 80 days for dry.  A great dual purpose bean.  You can pick it early as a nearly stringless snap bean or leave it to dry for beautiful dry beans.  They are great for soups and chili, retaining their shape when cooked...

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  • Vermont Cranberry Bush Bean

    85 days.  This New England heirloom dates back to the 1700's.  It is a multi-purpose bean, that can be eaten fresh at around 60 days, or left to dry for shelling beans.  They perform well in cooler climates in the north, and are very...

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