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Pole Shelling

Pole beans are a great way to save space in the garden, as they will grow to great heights when trellised properly.  They also grow up off the ground out of the weeds and are free to blow in the wind late in the season, speeding the drying time and preventing moldy seeds.

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  • Mayflower Pole Bean

    Mayflower Pole Bean

    100 days. Also known as Amis Knuttle Bean, it is said to have been brought to the Americas on the Mayflower.  These productive, cutshort type beans are delicious as a young string bean or a dried bean. They have small white seeds that are splotched...

  • Cherokee Trail Of Tears Bean

    Cherokee Trail Of Tears Bean

    85 days.  This is the bean that was carried by the Cherokee Indians from Georgia to Oklahoma when they were driven from their homeland.  A nice black pole bean, it can also be eaten as a snap bean.   Minimum of 20 seeds per packet...

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  • True Red Cranberry Bean - Organic

    True Red Cranberry Bean - Organic

    95 days.  One of the oldest beans, True Red Cranberry was grown by the Abenaki Indians in Maine.  It has deep glossy red, round beans that cook up beautifully.  Why not grow a piece of history in you garden?   Minimum of 20 seeds...

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  • Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean

    Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean

    90 days.  From the Hidatsa tribe from the Missouri valley in North Dakota and was described in Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden, this is one of the most beautiful shelling beans.  Pale cream with a gold saddle, it is very distinctive as well as...

  • Good Mother Stallard Bean

    Good Mother Stallard Bean

    85-95 day.   A wonderful pole shelling bean, Good Mother Stallard is both beautiful and delicious.  It has an excellent meaty rich flavor that is great in soups and stews.   Minimum of 20 seeds per packet...

  • Bean Pole Trellis Topper Several bean pole trellises in a row.

    Bean Pole Trellis Topper

    These are really neat bean pole trellises designed for us by a machinist friend.  Get a piece of 1/2" electrical conduit, insert the topper into the conduit, drive the other side of the conduit into the ground, tie strings down from the topper to...