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

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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

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 are stronger when kept together. Traditionally eaten...
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Cherokee Greasy Pole Snap Bean 14 g

Cherokee Greasy Pole Snap Bean 14 g

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, 50 seeds)
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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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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....
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Lazy Wife Greasy Pole Snap Bean 14 g

Lazy Wife Greasy Pole Snap Bean 14 g

78 days. [Madison, NC, heirloom] Large, prolific greasy bean. Easy-to-pick clusters are part of the reason for its name. Hairless “greasy” pods are thick, very fleshy, remaining tender until the beans are quite large. Also a great shelly bean. Seed Saver Packet (14 g, 46 seeds)
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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...
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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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Potomac Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Potomac Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Small crop, now sold out for 2015. Black-Seeded Kentucky Wonder pole bean is a similar variety.

67 days [Introduced 1990 by SESE. Dates from the VA...
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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)
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Selma Zesta Pole Snap Bean 28 g

Selma 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

[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. Excellent fresh flavor. Good canned. Similar to other beans for freezing and drying...
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