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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  • Bean Pole Trellis Topper Bean Pole Trellis Topper

    Bean Pole Trellis Topper

    Our ingenious trellis toppers are designed so you can determine the height of your own trellis system. Perfect for beans, cucumbers, morning glories, and other climbers that can grow along a pole or string. The toppers are perfectly engineered to fit...
  • Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean (Phaseolus lunatus)

    Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean (Phaseolus lunatus)

    Pale cream with a gold saddle, these pole beans are both distinctive and delicious. They get their name from the Hidatsa people of the Missouri River Valley in North Dakota where this heirloom was traditionally planted alongside corn and squash. 40...
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  • Mayflower Pole Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    Mayflower Pole Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    Some believe these bespeckled, squarish beans were carried across the pond by Pilgrims while others believe they are native to the Americas. Regardless of its origin, Mayflower yields especially lovely, flavorful dried beans. Young green pods make...
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  • Painted Lady Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus)

    Painted Lady Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus)

    Bright, bicolored scarlet and white buds make this runner bean a pollinator favorite. Long cultivated in Central America, Painted Lady promises substantial, sweet-tasting seeds well suited for freezing, canning, or drying. Edible young pods. 15 seeds...
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  • Succotash Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    Succotash Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    Some believe this pole bean from the Narragansett Indian tribe of Rhode Island was featured in a “succotash” vegetable melody served at the first Thanksgiving. Flat pods are filled with meaty, purple-brown beans shaped like corn kernels...
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