Pole Beans

Please refer to Snap Pole Bean Cultural Notes for growing information.

Packet: 1 oz (28 g) unless stated (approximately 60-110 seeds depending on variety, average 75 seeds) sows 12-18 poles.




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Aunt Ada's Italian Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Aunt Ada's Italian Pole Snap Bean 28 g

68 days. [Italian heirloom, brought to Colorado ~1900 by the Botanelli family. Introduced by Turtle Tree Seeds.] Tasty and productive. 3-3½ in. pods best harvested when seeds are starting to bulge through the pods. Uniquely squarish tan seeds are also tasty when dry. Pkt (~72 seeds)
$3.25

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Aunt Bea's Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Aunt Bea's Pole Snap Bean 28 g

72 days. [Family heirloom, original seed courtesy of Gil Gillespie via sisters Beatrice and Bernice Heuser who brought the beans from Louisiana to Norfolk, VA ~1960.] 4-6 in. curved pods, green with purple streaks. Vigorous plants, give this one extra space on the trellis. “Rebranching” habit...
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Black-Seeded Kentucky Wonder Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Black-Seeded Kentucky Wonder Pole Snap Bean 28 g

84 days. [Central Ohio heirloom. Original seed from Tom Knoche’s Aunt Marge, who kept this variety alive for 60 years.] Germinates well in cool soil. Good flavor and texture. 6-8 in. stringless, fleshy, fiberless pods. Pkt (90 seeds)
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Blue Coco Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Blue Coco Pole Snap Bean 28 g

59 days. [Pre-1775 French heirloom.] The name refers to the bluish-purple color of the pods and the chocolate (coco) color of the seeds. Purple-tinged leaves. Fleshy, slightly curved flattened pods range from 6 to 7½ in. long, and have a nice meaty flavor. Produces under hot, dry conditions....
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Cherokee Cornfield Pole Snap Bean 14 g

Cherokee Cornfield Pole Snap Bean 14 g

Now sold out for 2016. Heirloom with pretty earthtone shades and markings. Yields well, especially when grown up corn stalks. The story goes that the different color varieties should not be separated out or else they will barely flower - that much like a family, they...
$2.50

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Cherokee Greasy Pole Snap Bean 14 g

Cherokee Greasy Pole Snap Bean 14 g

Now sold out for 2016. 75 days. [Cherokee heirloom via Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center.] 4 in. pods, 7-10 seeds/pod, best as shelly or dried beans. This prolific white-seeded greasy is still grown on the reservation at Cherokee, NC. Seed Saver Packet™ (14 g,...
$2.50

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Dean's Purple Pole Snap Bean 14 g

Dean's Purple Pole Snap Bean 14 g

75 days. [Family heirloom from TN. Supplied to us courtesy seed savers Mark Schonbeck, Valerie Lyle, and Dean Turley. Dean received the beans as a gift from a student whose family brought it to Frost Bottom, TN, where they settled 150 years ago.] Plants form a gorgeous purple and green screen...
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Donald Todd Half Runner Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Donald Todd Half Runner Pole Snap Bean 28 g

[Family heirloom of Tennessee grower Steve Todd, whose father Donald first started saving it.] For more than 50 years the Todd family has been saving seeds for this bean, selecting for more tender pods like half runners should have. 5-5½ in. plump green pods. Pkt (~66 seeds) photo: Chelsea...
$3.25

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Genuine Cornfield Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Genuine Cornfield Pole Snap Bean 28 g

(Scotia, Striped Creaseback) 70 days. [Possibly of pre-Columbian origin, one of the oldest beans cultivated by the Iroquois who used it as a corn soup bean and bread bean. In the Cayuga Iroquois dialect its name means ‘wampum bean.’] Shade tolerant, an old favorite for growing with corn....
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Genuine Cornfield Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

Genuine Cornfield Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

(Scotia, Striped Creaseback) 70 days. [Possibly of pre-Columbian origin, one of the oldest beans cultivated by the Iroquois who used it as a corn soup bean and bread bean. In the Cayuga Iroquois dialect its name means ‘wampum bean.’] Shade tolerant, an old favorite for growing with corn....
$6.25

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Grady Bailly Greasy Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Grady Bailly Greasy Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Small crop, now sold out for 2016. 80 days [Polk County, NC heirloom] Highly productive white-seeded greasy bean. Very tender, with large seeds quite similar to Lazy Wife greasy bean. Pkt (135 seeds)
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Greasy Pod (White Greasy) Pole Snap Bean14 g

Greasy Pod (White Greasy) Pole Snap Bean14 g

[Asheville, NC heirloom. Introduced 1999 by SESE.] Small white beans are crowded in the pod causing the beans to appear as though the ends had been cut short. 4-5 in. curved pods. Unique, sweet buttery bean flavor. Seed Saver Packet TM (14 g, 76 seeds)
$2.95

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Kentucky Wonder (Old Homestead) Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Kentucky Wonder (Old Homestead) Pole Snap Bean 28 g

65 days. [Pre-1864, first known as ‘Texas Pole.’] Popular since its introduction, though it has undergone some change over the years. Resistant to bean rust. 8 in. pods, stringless and tender when small. Use fresh, for canning and freezing, or as a dry bean. Pkt (75 seeds)
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Kentucky Wonder (Old Homestead) Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

Kentucky Wonder (Old Homestead) Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

65 days. [Pre-1864, first known as ‘Texas Pole.’] Popular since its introduction, though it has undergone some change over the years. Resistant to bean rust. 8 in. pods, stringless and tender when small. Use fresh, for canning and freezing, or as a dry bean. (¼ lb = 4 oz = 114 g)
$4.50

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Kentucky Wonder (Old Homestead) Pole Snap Bean 1/2 lb

Kentucky Wonder (Old Homestead) Pole Snap Bean 1/2 lb

65 days. [Pre-1864, first known as ‘Texas Pole.’] Popular since its introduction, though it has undergone some change over the years. Resistant to bean rust. 8 in. pods, stringless and tender when small. Use fresh, for canning and freezing, or as a dry bean. (½ lb = 8 oz = 228 g)
$6.75

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Kentucky Wonder (Old Homestead) Pole Snap Bean 1 lb

Kentucky Wonder (Old Homestead) Pole Snap Bean 1 lb

65 days. [Pre-1864, first known as ‘Texas Pole.’] Popular since its introduction, though it has undergone some change over the years. Resistant to bean rust. 8 in. pods, stringless and tender when small. Use fresh, for canning and freezing, or as a dry bean. (1 lb = 454 g)
$9.75

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Louisiana Purple Pod Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Louisiana Purple Pod Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Small crop, now sold out for 2016. 55 days. Our earliest pole bean. Great production with a long harvest season. Purple-green vines have good drought-resistance. 6-in. pods are bright purple and turn green when cooked (blanch indicator). Very good flavor, especially...
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McCaslan Pole Snap Bean 28 g

McCaslan Pole Snap Bean 28 g

65 days. [Introduced 1912, though it was grown well before 1900 by the McCasland family in GA.] Southern favorite with delicious flavor. Good as a stringless snap bean, and as a green or dry shell (white-seeded) bean. Productive vines bear slightly flattened 7 in. dark-green pods. Pods are...
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McCaslan Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

McCaslan Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

65 days. [Introduced 1912, though it was grown well before 1900 by the McCasland family in GA.] Southern favorite with delicious flavor. Good as a stringless snap bean, and as a green or dry shell (white-seeded) bean. Productive vines bear slightly flattened 7 in. dark-green pods. Pods are...
$4.35

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McCaslan Pole Snap Bean 1/2 lb

McCaslan Pole Snap Bean 1/2 lb

65 days. [Introduced 1912, though it was grown well before 1900 by the McCasland family in GA.] Southern favorite with delicious flavor. Good as a stringless snap bean, and as a green or dry shell (white-seeded) bean. Productive vines bear slightly flattened 7 in. dark-green pods. Pods are...
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NT (Non-Tough) Half Runner Pole Snap Bean 28 g

NT (Non-Tough) Half Runner Pole Snap Bean 28 g

77 days. In recent years the commercial strains of white half-runner beans have been contaminated by pods with tough hulls. Bill Best of the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center spent years carefully selecting this variety to bring back the tender hulls they should have! Great production and...
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NT (Non-Tough) Half Runner Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

NT (Non-Tough) Half Runner Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

77 days. In recent years the commercial strains of white half-runner beans have been contaminated by pods with tough hulls. Bill Best of the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center spent years carefully selecting this variety to bring back the tender hulls they should have! Great production and...
$8.25

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Potomac Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Potomac Pole Snap Bean 28 g

67 days [Introduced 1990 by SESE. Dates from the VA side of the Potomac River before 1860. After the Civil War it was carried west by the Barley family to Tehama County, CA, where it has been grown for over 125 years.] A vigorous climber and heavy producer of 6½ in. long, slightly curved,...
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Rattlesnake Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Rattlesnake Pole Snap Bean 28 g

73 days. A heavy producer in the hot, humid areas of the coastal Mid-Atlantic and South where sandy soil prevails. Steamed snaps are sweet, rich, and full flavored. Stringless when pods are small to medium size. Vigorous vines bear 7 in. round purple-streaked pods containing buff-colored seeds...
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Rattlesnake Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

Rattlesnake Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

73 days. A heavy producer in the hot, humid areas of the coastal Mid-Atlantic and South where sandy soil prevails. Steamed snaps are sweet, rich, and full flavored. Stringless when pods are small to medium size. Vigorous vines bear 7 in. round purple-streaked pods containing buff-colored seeds...
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Rattlesnake Pole Snap Bean 1/2 lb

Rattlesnake Pole Snap Bean 1/2 lb

73 days. A heavy producer in the hot, humid areas of the coastal Mid-Atlantic and South where sandy soil prevails. Steamed snaps are sweet, rich, and full flavored. Stringless when pods are small to medium size. Vigorous vines bear 7 in. round purple-streaked pods containing buff-colored seeds...
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Rattlesnake Pole Snap Bean 1 lb

Rattlesnake Pole Snap Bean 1 lb

73 days. A heavy producer in the hot, humid areas of the coastal Mid-Atlantic and South where sandy soil prevails. Steamed snaps are sweet, rich, and full flavored. Stringless when pods are small to medium size. Vigorous vines bear 7 in. round purple-streaked pods containing buff-colored seeds...
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Red Stick Bean Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Red Stick Bean Pole Snap Bean 28 g

(South Carolina Red Stick Bean) 70 days. [SC heirloom, brought to Catoosa, TN, in the early 1800s. Thanks to Steve Todd for sharing his family’s heirloom.] Productive and richly flavored, 5-6 in. pods, can be eaten fresh, as shelly beans, or dried. Cook long and slow for best quality;...
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Red-Striped Greasy Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Red-Striped Greasy Pole Snap Bean 28 g

[Appalachian heirloom. Also known as Striped Greasy Cut Short, although the seed is not squared off like a true cut short bean.] 5 in. green pods with faint striping, mottled brown seed, great fresh or dried. Pkt (115 seeds)
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Red-Striped Greasy Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

Red-Striped Greasy Pole Snap Bean 1/4 lb

[Appalachian heirloom. Also known as Striped Greasy Cut Short, although the seed is not squared off like a true cut short bean.] 5 in. green pods with faint striping, mottled brown seed, great fresh or dried. (¼ lb = 4 oz = 114 g)
$6.25

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Selma Zesta (Zelma Zesta) Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Selma Zesta (Zelma Zesta) Pole Snap Bean 28 g

73 days [Heirloom from the J. C. Metze family of Newberry, SC, offered by Parks Seed in the 1960s.] Rattlesnake type. Lovely olive green pods speckled with purple. Tasty pods at any stage, even when large. The seeds remain small in the pods for a long time; it is the meat of the bean that thickens,...
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Turkey Craw Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Turkey Craw Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Seed in germination test, hope to have available by 4/10/16. [Heirloom from VA, NC, and TN. According to folklore, a hunter shot a turkey and removed a bean from its craw; the bean was later planted and saved, hence the name Turkey Craw.] Often used as a cornfield bean....
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