Topcrop Bush Bean Seeds
Bean - TopCrop (Bush) $4.79
Packed in Resealable Long Life MylarMoisture Proof Packets10+ Year Survival Seed Viability Category: Vegetable Type: Bean Variety: Topcrop (Bush) Family: Legumes Botanical Name: Phaseolus Vulgaris Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 Growing Difficulty:  4 Soil PH:  6.0 to 6.8 Fertilizer Requirements:  5-10-10 Soil Type: Moist, Well-Draining Germination (days): 6 to 10 Soil Temp for Germination: 70-80°F Lighting Conditions: Full Sun Days to Maturity:  45 – 54 Planting Depth:  1” Distance Apart (in row):  2" Row Spacing: 18-24" Treated: Seed may be treated   Sowing Instructions DIRECT SOW AFTER DANGER OF LAST FROST Starting Indoors 2-3 WEEKS BEFORE DANGER OF LAST FROST Growing Tips To successfully start Topcrop Beans in the garden, wait to plant until the soil temperature is above 60°F. They germinate best when soil temperatures are between 70-80°F range. Although they don't require as fertile of soil as other plants, they do produce better with a fertile soil. Water beans with about an inch of water per week, more in the hot and dry summer months. Avoid wetting leaves, as this can lead to diseases and pests. Culinary Uses Topcrop Beans are considered one of the best bush beans for canning and freezing purposes. The pods are 6 to 7 inches in length and offer a tender crispy bean with incredible flavor. Topcrop is a very high yielding bean plant with incredible disease resistance. Harvesting Crops Another great bean for canning or freezing. The Topcrop beans grow heavy and concentrated yields. Like other green beans, these are best when harvested on the early side of maturity to get the most tender and stringless beans. Great for fresh eating. Harvesting Seed Allow some of your plants to complete growing and your bean pods to dry out and harden. Remove the pods from the plants and lay them out to dry in a warm dry place for at least two weeks. After you have allowed the bean pods to dry, you can store the beans within the pods or shell the pods to store your beans in a cool dry place. What is Treated Seed? Treated seeds are specially coated to increase germination viability and prevent damage from fungus or insects. Depending on availability, we may substitute treated or non-treated seed for this variety. The resulting produce grown from treated seed is no different than untreated, but care must be taken when handling treated seeds. Do not allow pets or livestock to eat treated seed, also avoid having children handle seed that has been treated.
Pinto Bean Seeds
Bean - Pinto $3.79
Packed in Resealable Long Life MylarMoisture Proof Packets10+ Year Survival Seed Viability Category: Vegetable Type: Bean Variety: Pinto Family: Legumes Botanical Name: Phaseolus Vulgaris Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Growing Difficulty:  4 Soil PH:  6.0 to 7.0 Fertilizer Requirements:  5-10-10 Soil Type: Moist, Well-Draining Germination (days): 8 to 14 Soil Temp for Germination: 70-80°F Lighting Conditions: Full Sun Days to Maturity:  60 – 90 Planting Depth:  1” Distance Apart (in row):  4-6" Row Spacing: 18-24"   Sowing Instructions DIRECT SOW AFTER DANGER OF LAST FROST Starting Indoors 2-3 WEEKS BEFORE DANGER OF LAST FROST Growing Tips Plant when soil temperatures are between 70° and 80°F, otherwise the seeds may rot in the ground. Water regularly and avoid getting the leaves wet to prevent disease. Stagger planting by starting new seeds every two weeks to provide an endless supply of fresh beans all summer long. Culinary Uses Pinto Beans are relatively easy to grow and offer a great source of protein to compliment many dishes. Use them in soups and stews, as a side dish, or mash them to make refried beans. Harvesting Crops Bush Bean crops tend to come on all at once, unlike their cousins (pole beans). Most gardeners prefer to wait until the pods and seeds have reached full maturity (same as seed harvesting). This way the beans may be dried and stored for use in many future meals. Some gardeners, however, will pick part of their Pinto bean crop early to use as fresh snap green beans. You can do this as soon as the pods are firm enough to 'snap'. Harvesting Seed Allow some of your plants to complete growing and your bean pods to dry out and harden. Remove the pods from the plants and lay them out to dry in a warm dry place for at least two weeks. After you have allowed the bean pods to dry, you can store the beans within the pods or shell the pods to store your beans in a cool dry place.
Contender Bush Bean Seeds
Bean - Contender from $4.29
Packed in Resealable Long Life MylarMoisture Proof Packets10+ Year Survival Seed Viability Category: Vegetable Type: Bean Variety: Contender (Bush) Family: Legumes Botanical Name: Phaseolus Vulgaris Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Growing Difficulty:  4 Soil PH:  5.8 to 6.5 Fertilizer Requirements:  5-10-10 Soil Type: Moist, Well-Draining Germination (days): 6 – 10    Soil Temp for Germination: 60 – 80°F Lighting Conditions: Full Sun Days to Maturity:  40 – 50 Planting Depth:  1” Distance Apart (in row):  2” Row Spacing: 24-36”   Sowing Instructions DIRECT SOW AFTER DANGER OF LAST FROST Starting Indoors 2-3 WEEKS BEFORE DANGER OF LAST FROST Growing Tips Plant seeds about 1 to 1.5 inches deep. You may go as deep as 2 inches when sowing in the summer for a fall crop. After germination, thin plants to 4 inches apart (keep strongest starts). Culinary Uses Early maturing stringless bush bean that produces a huge yield of tender beans. Great for fresh cooking, canning, or freezing. Harvesting Crops The contender bean will mature about a week earlier than most other bean varieties. It is best to pick them when they are about 5" long. Although they will grow to around 8", they are most tender when picked before fully mature. Harvesting Seed Select a couple of plants to use as seed stock. Allow these beans to fully mature to around 8" in total length. Once they reach their full length, allow the bean pods to dry completely on the plant. The bean pods will turn a light brown color and the seeds will rattle on the inside. After they completely dry, crack open the bean pods and store the seeds in a cool dry place for planting next season.
Provider Bean Seeds
Bean - Provider $4.59
Packed in Resealable Long Life MylarMoisture Proof Packets10+ Year Survival Seed Viability Category: Vegetable Type: Bean Variety: Pinto Family: Legumes Botanical Name: Phaseolus Vulgaris Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Growing Difficulty:  4 Soil PH:  6.0 to 6.8 Fertilizer Requirements:  5-10-10 Soil Type: Moist, Well-Draining Germination (days): 6 to 10 Soil Temp for Germination: 70-80°F Lighting Conditions: Full Sun Days to Maturity:  45 – 75 Planting Depth:  1” Distance Apart (in row):  2" Row Spacing: 18-24" Treated: Seed may be treated   Sowing Instructions DIRECT SOW AFTER DANGER OF LAST FROST Starting Indoors 2-3 WEEKS BEFORE DANGER OF LAST FROST Growing Tips To successfully start Beans in the garden, wait to plant until the soil temperature is above 65°F. They germinate best when soil temperatures are between 70-80°F range. Although they do not require as fertile of soil as other plants, they do produce better with a fertile soil. Water beans with about an inch of water per week, more in the hot and dry summer months. Avoid wetting leaves, as this can lead to diseases and pests. Culinary Uses Provider Beans are known as a very productive garden crop. You can eat the beans straight from the garden or prepare in a wide variety of different dishes. Harvesting Crops You should always pick your beans while the pods still 'snap'. Do not let the bean pod fill out completely, otherwise you will get a tough and stringy bean if allowed to grow too big. Use two hands when harvesting (one to hold plant, and one to pluck the bean) to avoid damaging the plant. Harvesting Seed Allow some of your plants to complete growing and your bean pods to dry out and harden. Remove the pods from the plants and lay them out to dry in a warm dry place for at least two weeks. After you have allowed the bean pods to dry, you can store the beans within the pods or shell the pods to store your beans in a cool dry place. What is Treated Seed? Treated seeds are specially coated to increase germination viability and prevent damage from fungus or insects. Depending on availability, we may substitute treated or non-treated seed for this variety. The resulting produce grown from treated seed is no different than untreated, but care must be taken when handling treated seeds. Do not allow pets or livestock to eat treated seed, also avoid having children handle seed that has been treated.
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Bean Sampler Pack
Bean Sampler Pack $9.85
Each Bean Sampler Pack Includes... 1x Bean - Contender (28g avg 60 seeds) 1x Bean - Pinto (20g avg 57 seeds) 1x Bean - Provider (14g avg 48 seeds) 1x Bean - TopCrop (20g avg 61 seeds)  
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Bean - Fava $5.29
Packed in Resealable Long Life MylarMoisture Proof Packets10+ Year Survival Seed Viability Category: Vegetable Type: Bean Variety: Fava (Broad Bean, Faba Bean) Family: Legumes Botanical Name: Vicia faba Hardiness Zones: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 Growing Difficulty:  3 Soil PH:  6.0 to 6.5 Fertilizer Requirements:  Not Typically Needed Soil Type: Rich, Loose, Loamy Germination (days): 7 – 14  Soil Temp for Germination: 65 – 75°F Lighting Conditions: Full Sun Days to Maturity:  75 – 100 Planting Depth:  2” Distance Apart (in row):  6” Row Spacing: 18-24”   Sowing Instructions Southern Climates - DIRECT SOW IN EARLY FALL OR EARLY SPRING Northern Climates - DIRECT SOW FEBRUARY - APRIL Starting Indoors NOT RECOMMENDED TO START INDOORS Growing Tips Although it's not required, Fava Beans do well when soaked in luke warm water overnight before planting. Make sure not to use hot water, as you'll risk killing your seeds. Culinary Uses Fava beans are often boiled in a salty brine and prepared in many different recipes. They are an excellent source of protein when served with pasta, as a salad, or even as a mashed spread. These little beans pack a delicious buttery taste that is unmatched by any other bean variety.  Harvesting Crops After about 3 months, your Fava Beans will be ready for harvesting (depending on how you planted them). Feel the pods to make sure they feel full and are not able to be squeezed. You should feel the large beans firmly inside of the shell. Harvest the seed pods by cutting them off the plant (pulling them off could damage the plant and prevent further growth).  If storing as a dried bean, allow your freshly cut seed pods to dry completely before shelling. Store your freshly dried beans in a cool, dry place to be used as traditional dry beans. Harvesting Seed Don't forget to select a couple of plants to be used strictly as seed stock. Once your beans have fully matured and your plant is no longer producing, you may begin to pluck your seed pods off the plant.  Dry your seed pods in a safe environment away from any moisture. After they completely dry, crack open the bean pods and store the seeds in a cool dry place for planting next season. Contraindications People with G6PD Deficiency should avoid eating Fava Beans, as they may be a trigger for hemolysis. This is due to a high concentration of vicine and covicine. Fava beans are the only beans that contain these compounds.